[lug] mozilla

Dhruva B. Reddy bdhruva at gmx.net
Wed Oct 16 15:12:22 MDT 2002

I assume you are running something that uses the audio device directly
(such as XMMS).  Flash 5 blocks on the audio device (waiting for your
other application to release it), and Mozilla blocks on Flash.  If you
were to shut down your other application, you would see that Flash would
start playing and Mozilla come back to life.

There are several solutions to this, including downgrading to Flash 4 as
suggested.  According to the bug description on Mozilla, you can also
run a sound server.  However, I have not successfully done this, as
downgrading Flash seems to work just fine.


On Wed, 16 Oct 2002 at 14:21 -0600, Rob Riggs soliloquized thusly:
> Check the version of your Flash plugin. There is a problem with some 
> versions of the Flash plugin. I believe it is related to its handling of 
> audio and the audio device. I'm pretty sure that there is a bugzilla 
> item on this at mozilla.org.
> -Rob
> j davis wrote:
> >Hi,
> > So I am still  using redhat8 and Gnome. I downloaded the flash plugin 
> >for netscape and installed it
> >into the mozilla plugin folder...this has always worked fine before. 
> >However, now anytime a view
> >a page with flash mozilla freezes. Then if i reboot the browser goes 
> >back to normall. Mozilla actually
> >view flash about half the time still...just hang about once a day? 
> >Anybody else out there
> >having any success viewing flash from a browser in redhat8/gnome?

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