View Full Version : [ubuntu] sound whoes and very bad flash performance

July 8th, 2009, 03:19 PM
hello forums,

i have ubuntu 9.04 on my macbook 5,2 (17 inch). several problems with multimedia-stuff:

flash: usually there is no sound at all and the harddisk rattles like crazy, the flash-video is not played smoothly. this happens with youtube the most time.

when i view it fullscreen the machine gets virtually irresponsive (taskswitching works) and the browser gets black and white. when i kill the broswer npviewer.bin remains and still eats about 50% cpu. cpu hogging also appears while playback before i kill the browser.

sound: i have virtually no sound at all - no mixer setting and no preferences bring sound. i have installed the alsa-patch as mentioned in the mactel installation tipps for that machine.

sometimes, however, there is sound in certain youtube-videos, at least once after a reboot. but, the sound there is not controllable via the volume controls, these seem to work normally - i.e. no complaints from them - but, they also do nothing.

any hints? what output should i provide to help?

best regards,

July 9th, 2009, 12:23 PM
no one??