View Full Version : [ubuntu] No audio in Flash player or for system sounds or effects under user account

August 19th, 2009, 05:05 PM
Dating from installation of 9.04, I have had no audio for system sounds or effects and no audio for Flash 9 or 10. I have great audio for everything else: music cds, internet radio, dvd movies. On the other hand, what is wierd to me is that the Guest account does not have this problem. If I log on as Guest, I get perfect audio! I found out that for Guest Firefox does not use Flash Player to play videos on YouTube; rather swfdec 0.8.2 is running the flash content. What is going on here? I have no idea how to fix this.

August 20th, 2009, 03:09 AM
Sounds like a possible asound configuration issue. The apps you're having issues with (Flash, libcanberra) use ALSA directly in Jaunty.

Take a look at the .asoundrc file in each user's home directory and see if you can figure anything out.