Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 52112
flash plugin and xmms fight for resources
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:22:51 EDT
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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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install Flash plugin
2.Start XMMS and make it play a song
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
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.
Which output plugin are you using?
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.
This is not something we can really solve, in that we can't fix how the flash
plugin plays sounds.