[CentOS] Firfox plugins but no sound
james-p at moving-picture.com
Thu Nov 15 11:04:30 UTC 2007
Robert Spangler wrote:
> On Mon November 12 2007 15:54, James Pearson wrote:
>> On 12/11/2007, Robert Spangler <lazydog at zoominternet.net> wrote:
>> > On Mon November 12 2007 13:30, Ross S. W. Walker wrote:
>> > > Robert Spangler wrote:
>> > > > Hello everyone,
>> > > >
>> > > > I run a 64bit system here and install flash plugins for
>> > > > firefox using
>> > > > nspluginwrapper. I get the movies but there is no sound.
>> > >
>> > > Make sure the 32-bit alsa-lib is installed.
>> > alsa-lib.i386 1.0.6-5.RHEL4
>> > installed
>> Can you playback sound using other 32 bit apps? e.g. using the 32 bit
>> version of aplay?
> I have aplay but don't know if it's 32bit or not.
If you have a 64 bit distro installed, then aplay will be 64 bit - running:
file `which aplay`
should confirm this. To run the 32 bit version you will need to download
the 32 bit (i386) alsa-utils RPM - but don't install it. Extract the 32
bit aplay binary by doing something like:
rpm2cpio alsa-utils-1.0.6-6.i386.rpm | cpio -idmv ./usr/bin/aplay
However, as you are running CentOS4, you will need to make sure the
snd_ioctl32 kernel module is loaded - it isn't by default i.e.
Then test with the 32 bit aplay:
>> What type of sound card do you have?
> class: AUDIO
> bus: PCI
> detached: 0
> driver: snd-via82xx
> desc: "VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller"
> vendorId: 1106
> deviceId: 3059
> subVendorId: 1043
> subDeviceId: 812a
> pciType: 1
> pcidom: 0
> pcibus: 0
> pcidev: 11
> pcifn: 5
Same as mine ... however, I had lots of issues with 32 bit apps and
sound on 64 bit CentOS4 (not necessarily this sound card) - in the end I
'upgraded' to the ALSA 1.0.15 kernel drivers, libs and utils - which
works much better
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