[LAU] Wine + Firefox + Flash == No Audio with ALSA

Rob lau at kudla.org
Fri Jul 10 17:00:55 EDT 2009

On Friday 10 July 2009 04:50:26 pm Justin Smith wrote:
> The reason I would be tempted to do this, is because the linux
> versions of flash and firefox are huge cumbersome cpu-hogs, and I hear
> the windows versions of both programs, running under wine, run much
> more smoothly.

I have had high CPU usage with Flash 10 since I switched to Jaunty (was 
running Flash 9 before.)  But I've also had high CPU usage with KDE4 apps, 
so I suspect my Intel video drivers (or the version of Xorg in Jaunty) may 
be to blame.  There are bugs filed for both possibilities.  This would mean 
Flash 10 under Wine won't help, so I guess I need to try it and report 

Playing a standard, low-res Youtube video pegs my CPU nowadays, so I can 
understand why Ken might be frustrated enough to resort to drastic 


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