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Anyone know of a permanent solution to the sound issues with flash in Swiftfox (missing sound)? I already tried editing the firefoxrc file and setting FIREFOX_DSP to both alsa and aoss but that doesn't work (this is a common fix that supposedly works). The closest thing to a solution has been running the following strings from the command line:

sudo mkdir -p /tmp/.esd/
sudo touch /tmp/.esd/socket

This fixes any flash issues but I have to do it everytime I reboot.
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Im not to familiar with this issue. However all i will say is do you have the latest version ?
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Yes. I think it's an issue with certain distros; Kubuntu (with Konqueror), Xubuntu, Mandriva, and Gentoo all play flash animations flawlessly, but Ubuntu and I remember FC5 have problems with it (under any browser).
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Originally Posted by Melcar
Anyone know of a permanent solution to the sound issues with flash in Swiftfox (missing sound)? I already tried editing the firefoxrc file and setting FIREFOX_DSP to both alsa and aoss but that doesn't work (this is a common fix that supposedly works). The closest thing to a solution has been running the following strings from the command line:

sudo mkdir -p /tmp/.esd/
sudo touch /tmp/.esd/socket

This fixes any flash issues but I have to do it everytime I reboot.
Well if you know that those two lines fix your problem every time then add them both to the end of the startup srcipt.
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Well if you know that those two lines fix your problem every time then add them both to the end of the startup srcipt.
Could you please tell me the location of this script? The file system in Linux still confuses me a little.
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Wheres it located for Ubuntu, I'm not sure. I know for my FreeBSD system its under /home/usernameHERE/.xinitrc

to see it do the command: ls -a

you may or may not already have one. I this script exist the back it up by making a copy of it called .xinitrc.backup then edit the .xinitrc script.

nano -w .xinitrc

(add this to the end)
mkdir -p /tmp/.esd/
touch /tmp/.esd/socket

the .xinitrc script it run everytime you run startx.
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I tried it earlier today but it didn't seem to work. I think it's because the first string asks me for my password when I type it in the terminal.
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post #8 of 14
Code:
#!/bin/bash

# sound for flash in swiftfox
mkdir -p /tmp/.esd/
touch /tmp/.esd/socket
make that script using nano.

doesn't matter what you save it as, but save in the following directory.

/home/user/.gnome/Autostart


EDIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
chmod +x filename

don't forget that!
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Still does not work (it actually worked 2 times out of the 10 times I rebooted). I still think it's because one of the strings requieres my password to work. I find the whole situation odd since flash works perfectly even in other *buntu based distros. I will try another browser and see if it has the same problems.
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post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Melcar
Still does not work (it actually worked 2 times out of the 10 times I rebooted). I still think it's because one of the strings requieres my password to work. I find the whole situation odd since flash works perfectly even in other *buntu based distros. I will try another browser and see if it has the same problems.
Wierd. I tested it out, having it opening firefox. The only other thing I can think of trying is doing it in a defferent directory besides /tmp.
What command is requiring the password?
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