Bug 52112 - flash plugin and xmms fight for resources
Summary: flash plugin and xmms fight for resources
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netscape   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-08-20 17:09 UTC by Florin Andrei
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:22 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-21 18:59:58 UTC
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Description Florin Andrei 2001-08-20 17:09:16 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux 2.2.19 i686; en-US; rv:0.9.1)

Description of problem:
This problem stands for both Netscape4 and Mozilla.
If i have XMMS playing a song, and Netscape/Mozilla has the Flash plugin
installed, if i try to start my browser, it doesn't start, it just hangs (i
have to kill the process).
If XMMS is running but not playing anything, there's no problem.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install Flash plugin
2.Start XMMS and make it play a song
3.Start Netscape/Mozilla

Actual Results:  The browser process is started, but no window appeared on
my desktop. 'ps ax' reveals the browser running.

Expected Results:  The browser should start normally

Additional info:

Looks like this problem happens no matter what sound architecture you're
using. I use ALSA (and an i815 embedded soundcard), but i've heard other
people having this problem too.
I also use Ximian Gnome 1.4 (maybe this info is useful).
Someone told me this workaround: start Netscape with "esddsp
--server=localhost netscape" but i didn't try it.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-08-20 18:20:56 UTC
Which output plugin are you using?

Comment 2 Florin Andrei 2001-08-21 18:59:53 UTC
Heh, looks like you knew something... :-)
I was using the OSS plugin, which comes by default with my XMMS (i'm using
Ximian Gnome, if that makes a difference).
If i switch to esound plugin, the problem goes away.

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2002-01-24 06:38:48 UTC
This is not something we can really solve, in that we can't fix how the flash
plugin plays sounds.

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