KDE tip - Flash Player has no sound!

Something that bugs a lot of KDE users is that when they install Flash Player (check out the tutorial for v9 by the way), then the video works fine, but the sound doesn't.

I'm not going to get into a long technical discussion as to why this happens, all I'll tell you is that there's a really easy fix for it!

Head over to the KDE Control Centre. (If you can't find it, press Alt+F2 and type kcontrol and press Enter.)

Expand Sound & Multimedia and click Sound System. At the bottom, you'll see something about Auto-suspend. Tick the box and set the idle time to 2 seconds.

Sound System

Apply that, log out and log back in and try again. The vast majority of times, this works and will make not only Flash, but other non-KDE applications be able to have sound.

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Peter Upfold is a technology enthusiast from the UK. Peter’s interest in Linux stems back to 2003, when curiosity got the better of him and he began using SUSE 9.0. Now he runs Linux Mint 9 on the desktop, runs a CentOS-based web server from home for his personal website and dabbles in all sorts of technology things across the Windows, Mac and open source worlds.

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