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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:22 am    Post subject: [firefox/alsa] sound broken because of Mozilla decisions Reply with quote

sometimes i go mental when i see a wrong IT decision...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do agree that it would be a very bad idea for firefox to drop alsa support.

Are you sure this discussion is still current? The last update on the bug you refer to is more than a year old and my current firefox still seems to be working nicely on my alsa-only system.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

e3k,

I have pulse hard masked and firefox 64.0.2 still works with audio.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pa4wdh wrote:
I do agree that it would be a very bad idea for firefox to drop alsa support.

Are you sure this discussion is still current? The last update on the bug you refer to is more than a year old and my current firefox still seems to be working nicely on my alsa-only system.
from what i have red on forums.gentoo.org your FF still works because gentoo delivers a patched FF without that pulse-only annoyance.

besides gentoo i use also other linux distributions but they do not pull FF from gentoo so they do not have it patched.

my aim is to get FF to fix their shit so that there is no need for patching.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:11 pm    Post subject: ><)))°€ Reply with quote

Yeah, it's not particularly new news. :]

Here are some more or/and less related topics:

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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i use also other linux distributions but they do not pull FF from gentoo so they do not have it patched.


AFAIK there is currently no patching involved. It is merely a matter of configuring with ALSA enabled. FF didn't exactly drop ALSA support, they declared they won't maintain it any more and when it breaks they won't fix it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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i use also other linux distributions but they do not pull FF from gentoo so they do not have it patched.


AFAIK there is currently no patching involved. It is merely a matter of configuring with ALSA enabled. FF didn't exactly drop ALSA support, they declared they won't maintain it any more and when it breaks they won't fix it.
yes but other distros take vanila with alsa shutdown.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you don't like this problem (which doesn't apply to you anyway) then don't use the browser. Posting callout threads is a shitty thing to do, btw.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ant P. wrote:
If you don't like this problem (which doesn't apply to you anyway) then don't use the browser. Posting callout threads is a shitty thing to do, btw.
well if there is no other option i will have to use some other browser you are right.
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