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Mad Cat MkII

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#1 10 years ago

so today i duel booted Ubuntu on my old XP machine in my room to give it a try and i noticed theres no sound from anything that uses flash player. I'm sure theres a fix out there but most of them i found on Google were...a bit complex for me. So all you Ubuntu users here, any ideas? try and keep it as simple as possible as I'm just learning how to use it.




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#2 10 years ago
Mad Cat MkII;4399116so today i duel booted Ubuntu on my old XP machine in my room to give it a try and i noticed theres no sound from anything that uses flash player. I'm sure theres a fix out there but most of them i found on Google were...a bit complex for me. So all you Ubuntu users here, any ideas? try and keep it as simple as possible as I'm just learning how to use it.

I presume you're using Hardy Heron, as a lot of people (including myself) have suffered from this error - it has something to do with their new audio manager, PulseAudio, being incompatible with things like OSS and ALSA.

Try opening your terminal and entering "killall pulseaudio". It's a workaround, not a fix, but it worked for me.

Also, if you have a sound card which you use instead of your motherboard's integrated sound system, make sure you've set this as your default sound card - this is always a problem for me. If setting it in the sound settings doesn't work or doesn't stick, try entering "gksudo asoundconf set-default-card XXX", where XXX is the name of your sound card as recognised by Ubuntu.

Oh, and lastly, go into your ALSA sound settings and make sure everything's turned up to full.




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#3 10 years ago

i used wubi-8.04 to duel boot the basic ubuntu on my comp. all my sound settings are turned all the way up. i can get sound from say a CD im playing, just not flash. other fixes mentioned this termanal, where can i find it as im compleatly new to it all.




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#4 10 years ago
Mad Cat MkII;4399806i used wubi-8.04 to duel boot the basic ubuntu on my comp. all my sound settings are turned all the way up. i can get sound from say a CD im playing, just not flash. other fixes mentioned this termanal, where can i find it as im compleatly new to it all.

I remember having the same feeling. I'm still not especially good at Linux now, after a couple of years using it, but that's purely because I've never really been interested in delving into the technical side of things and just want to check my e-mail, browse the web and play some music and DVDs.

The terminal is the text interface of all Linux distributions. It lets you control virtually every function of Linux through various text commands, somewhat similar to MS-DOS. Through normal use, if you're like me, you'll probably never need to use the thing, especially in Ubuntu, but sometimes a problem like this crops up and it's the only way to fix it.

You can find the terminal under Applications > Accessories. You might need to use 'sudo' at the beginning of some commands, which lets you login as the 'root' administrator to gain access to certain critical functions. I had a very similar problem to yours when I upgraded to 8.04, and killing PulseAudio sorted it for me. Good luck to you!




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#5 10 years ago

The problem is probably with Flash. I'm not sure about Wubi - as it is not a proper Ubuntu install, you may be limited in what you can achieve. With Live-CDs, you couldn't really make fixes that you can with a proper install.

Try installing libflashsupport (Support library for sound output of Flash 9 with pulseaudio Due to various bugs in the Flash 9 plugin sound output of Flash 9 through the pulseaudio soundserver doesn't work properly. This library adds a clutch to make Flash 9 sound output in pulseaudio possible.)

Open a Terminal window (it looks technical, but actually its easy and handy)

Applications>Accessories>Terminal and type sudo apt-get install libflashsupportIt will ask for your password, and download and install libflashsupport. When it returns to a example@example-desktop:~$ (or whatever) it's done.