Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Ubuntu upgrade and Firefox Flash player sound problems fix!

This last week I upgrade a box at home and all my sound through Firefox was gone… no more flash movies with sound here… luckily the fix is easy:

1. sudo [your-favorite-editor-here] /etc/firefox/firefoxrc
2. change line FIREFOX_DSP=”none” to FIREFOX_DSP=”auto”
3. done!

Restart firefox and if you flash player is working, you should have sound! ;-)


  1. i'm n00bish yes, but could you just post the stepwise code for completing this absurd task?

  2. I thought I had... ;-)

    You need to edit the file /etc/firefox/firefoxrc. To do this you need to have super user (root) rights. In the file you change the value of the variable 'FIREFOX_DSP'to 'auto'.

    Thats it.