sound from multiple apps

Cory K. coryisatm at
Thu Jun 12 17:00:17 UTC 2008

Chandru wrote:
> I had experienced the exact same problem.  When Rhythmbox is playing a
> song, no sound output came from Firefox (Youtube or any Flash site). 
> Also, AFAIK GMail uses Flash for audio alerts (not for other parts).
> I guess the problem is due to lack of integration of Flash Player with
> Pulseaudio (not an Ubuntu fault).  The workaround is very simple.  In
> System ->Preferences -> Sound choose ALSA for all options (except may
> be for "Device" under "Default Mixer Tracks").  This fixed it for me. 
> Hope it fixes it for you too.  Ho[e some developer can comment on
> whether the problem is due to non-integration of Flash player with
> Pulseaudio.

Installing Flash 10 should also fix this. Was a tip from Lennart @ UDS.

-Cory K.

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