I’ve been having a problem getting audio while playing Flash videos on my Ubuntu Dapper powered laptop. Many times, if I want to ask a ninja or find out how emo Hope is, I see moving video, but I don’t hear anything. The (pain in the rear) workaround has been to kill Firefox, “killall esd“ from a terminal window, restart Firefox, and try to watch the video again. While this has worked, it’s been a huge pain. I just decided to google for “flash esd ubuntu” and stumbled across a Ubuntu launchpad page. Something that I just tried which seems to have fixed my problem is the following suggestion from Daniel Carrera:
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libesd.so.0 /usr/lib/libesd.so.1
sudo mkdir -p /tmp/.esd/
sudo touch /tmp/.esd/socket
And I am happily asking a ninja and seeing how emo Hope is. Now if Hope would just release a new podcast…..