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I installed from here -> http://www.stchman.com/tools/alsa/alsa_setup.sh because I was having so much noise from my speakers when the sound wasn't even playing, and I decided to install alsa drivers instead. Now, they are very good - but I've lost the ability to play any flash in any of my browsers.

Running ubuntu 11.10 on 64bit.

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You should check if flashplugin is trying to use pulseaudio device.

Ubuntu's wiki might be useful

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Yes that's right, it was pulseaudio prior to the change – Jonathan Apr 3 '12 at 19:30
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sudo apt-get autoremove pulseaudio

Fixed this by making sure pulseaudio was completely removed - I had also tried to change flash, so re-installing flash might be required if anyone else has this problem.

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