Flash and pulseaudio resolved

Earlier I posted a dirty hack how to get the sound going again with flash on 64bits.

Now we have www-plugins/adobe-flash- in the repositories with a cure for that.
If you did follow my previous post on how to get it working with mozilla-firefox, you should undo that (remove the libflashplayer.so from ~/.mozilla/plugins )

equo update && equo install www-plugins/adobe-flash-

Now you should check if you have /etc/asound.conf with the following contents:
pcm.!default {
type pulse

ctl.!default {
type pulse

Reboot and all should be fine again.

  1. #1 by beldog on April 3, 2011 - 12:15 pm

    Nice hack! Works perfect!


  2. #2 by Maquis196 on June 15, 2011 - 12:34 pm

    For those googling, this also works for other distros (flash uses alsa by default on RHEL6) so this fix would switch it to pulse which stops flash from holding your soundcard hostage.


  3. #3 by john on October 25, 2011 - 11:59 pm

    Excellent fix
    Works on SL6.1

    Thank you

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