On Mon, 20 Mar 2017, Marc Shapiro wrote:
On 03/20/2017 03:16 PM, songbird wrote:
It's working, now. Not sure what the problem was, but after purging and
reinstalling PulseAudio I now have sound that works in the latest Firefox. I
still think that it would be better if this hard requirement did not exist,
but at least it is working now. I just hope that whatever the problem was
(years back) that caused me to purge PulseAudio in the first place has been
fixed and does not come back to bite me.
Marc Shapiro wrote:
I recently upgraded my Firefox to v52 and immediately lost all sound in
Firefox. Apparently Firefox now requires PulseAudio, which I had
previously uninstalled due to issues which I no longer remember. I
tried installing PulseAudio, but still no sound in Firefox. Also, no
sound anywhere else. I uninstalled PulseAudio and sound came back
(except for Firefox). I reverted Firefox to v51.0.1 and I have sound
I would like to reinstall PulseAudio so that I can upgrade Firefox, but
I can't get it to work. Can anyone help me get sound working with
make sure you have everything installed that you need.
i had to go find a missing chunk and add it when
this happened to me:
(you may not need the development stuff, but ...)
$ dpkg -l | grep pulse
ii gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio:i386 1.10.4-1
i386 GStreamer plugin for PulseAudio
ii libpulse-dev:i386 10.0-1
i386 PulseAudio client development headers and libraries
ii libpulse-mainloop-glib0:i386 10.0-1
i386 PulseAudio client libraries (glib support)
ii libpulse0:i386 10.0-1
i386 PulseAudio client libraries
ii libpulsedsp:i386 10.0-1
i386 PulseAudio OSS pre-load library
ii pulseaudio 10.0-1
i386 PulseAudio sound server
ii pulseaudio-utils 10.0-1
i386 Command line tools for the PulseAudio sound server
I think that I'll keep my copy of Firefox v51.0.1 around for a while, until I
am sure that I don't need to revert to it.
I have exactly the same problem, but for me installing the listed packages
didn't solve it. I must then continue with v51.
the sound works everywhere, but in firefox versions > v51.
Any idea ?
I can't understand why firefox is the only browser with this issue.