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I've been stuck in the windows side of my dual boot for about a month, I came back over to the ubuntu side and updated/upgraded and ran into this issue: When I log in everything sound related works fine. I can play audio and record audio off of the monitor using audacity. As soon as I start firefox though, all audio breaks. I can't play audio in any other program, recording in audacity fails, etc. Closing Firefox doesn't help, rebooting seems to be the only thing that works. I've already tried purging and reinstalling flash, but that doesn't seem to have had any effect. When starting audacity it throws this error:

Code:
bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)
bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)
bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)
bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)
Expression 'stream->capture.pcm' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 3653

I'm on Lucid if that is of any relevance. It seems to me that firefox is monopolizing the audio device both while running and after it closes. What is odd is that I've never had this problem before, and all I did was update. I often run audio in firefox and record it with audacity.

p.s. I use pavucontrol to set up recording, and firefox no longer shows up as a playback application when playing audio.

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