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#1 2022-09-25 09:03:05

driver
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Flatpak and ALSA

I want to use the Librewolf Flatpak and I can't get sound to work with ALSA. I was trying a year ago, fiddling with flatseal and gave up.

Please don't suggest to use the Librewolf apt repo instead. I will not.

Last edited by driver (2022-09-25 09:03:27)

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#2 2022-09-25 11:49:54

delgado
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Re: Flatpak and ALSA

The Librewolf Appimage has working sound using ALSA (the build from the apt repo does not, for whatever reason).
Maybe an option ... .
EDIT: Typo

Last edited by delgado (2022-09-25 13:14:13)

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#3 2022-09-25 13:13:26

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Re: Flatpak and ALSA

https://www.reddit.com/r/linuxquestions … a_flatpak/

Disclaimer: I don't use flatpak so I have no personal experience of this issue.

Last edited by Head_on_a_Stick (2022-09-25 13:13:38)


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#4 2022-09-25 13:42:01

driver
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Re: Flatpak and ALSA

delgado wrote:

The Librewolf Appimage has working sound using ALSA (the build from the apt repo does not, for whatever reason).
Maybe an option ... .
EDIT: Typo

You are right, I forgot about that. I read about the build from their apt repo not working with ALSA for some reason. I won't use the AppImage either, because I want the browser to be somewhat sandboxed.

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

https://www.reddit.com/r/linuxquestions … a_flatpak/

Disclaimer: I don't use flatpak so I have no personal experience of this issue.

I have to admit that I am not any wiser after reading this. The conclusion is it doesn't work? I only tried the whole flatpak thing again because I read some recent post or article that stated that flatpak works with ALSA now. After upgrading to Chimaera and therefore a more recent version of flatpak, I thought I should give it another try.

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#5 2022-09-25 14:53:53

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Re: Flatpak and ALSA

driver wrote:

The conclusion is it doesn't work?

That is my understanding.

I'm using Arch, which has v1.14.0, and that pulls in xdg-desktop-portal & pipewire with it. I presume you have Recommends disabled (which isn't the best idea) because it looks like De{bi,vu}an's version should also bring in those packages in a sanely configured system (ie, one that has Recommends enabled by default).


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#6 2022-09-25 15:35:22

driver
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Re: Flatpak and ALSA

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
driver wrote:

The conclusion is it doesn't work?

That is my understanding.

That sucks. I might end up installing pulseaudio, which I have blacklisted...

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

I'm using Arch, which has v1.14.0, and that pulls in xdg-desktop-portal & pipewire with it. I presume you have Recommends disabled (which isn't the best idea) because it looks like De{bi,vu}an's version should also bring in those packages in a sanely configured system (ie, one that has Recommends enabled by default).

I decide on a case-by-case basis if I use --no-install-recommends. Completely disabling it is not for me. Pipewire was probably installed when I upgraded to Chimaera.

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#7 2022-09-25 22:29:31

charliebrownau
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Re: Flatpak and ALSA

Gday

I recommend using
* Built in repo (apt get/arch/etc)
* Portable tar.gz programs
* Appimage

Ive used LibreWolf appimage on multiple distros including ARCH and DEBIAN based and Dev1

I personally dont recommend CLOUD, DRM, Vendor Lockin , online appstores that 'require' login or internet



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Download latest LibreWolf Appimage from
- mainpage - https://librewolf.net/installation/linux/
- git server - https://gitlab.com/librewolf-community/browser/appimage/-/releases

Current Appimage as of 26/Sept/2022
https://gitlab.com/api/v4/projects/24386000/packages/generic/librewolf/105.0.1-1/LibreWolf.x86_64.AppImage

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My Video on Recommended Browsers
https://www.joshwhotv.com/video/.QGAkxw/recommended-web-browsers---may-2021

My Video on Installing LibreWolf
https://www.joshwhotv.com/video/.Q2d7nA/how-to-install-librewolf-browser-on-linux-04-aug-2022-charliebrownau

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https://www.joshwhotv.com/video/.QDA9zg/charliebrownau---techie-stuff---linux-app-portablity---appimage---16-dec-2021

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