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#1 2023-02-18 15:56:55

swanson
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Registered: 2020-04-22
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Got sound in Firefox with only alsa and JACK!

Must report success! Set up  my DAW with Devuan couple of weeks ago replacing PCLinuxOS. Got JACK 2 and Qjackctl plus Reaper/Midi/Audio working wihtout too much hazzle. Of course without Pulseaudio and no Pipewire either.

But no sound in Firefox or Chrome. No biggie but it is nice to be able to listen to youtube tracks/music on your DAW.

I finally solved it after hours of googling and several .asoundrc versions.

This is the .asoundrc that fixed it:

pcm.!default {
    type plug
    slave { pcm "jack" }
}

pcm.jack {
    type jack
    playback_ports {
        0 system:playback_1
        1 system:playback_2
    }
    capture_ports {
        0 system:capture_1
        1 system:capture_2
    }
}

ctl.mixer0 {
    type hw
    card 0
}

Not using apulse either. Jack2 and Qjackctl are running at boot and voilá sound in Firefox-esr! No sound in google chrome or chromium yet, but that's ok.
I did check though, that the proper audio interface was default card 0. I also double checked that the DAW, Reaper, worked, and it did.

Just wanna share if some other Devuan fan running JACK encounters the same problem.

EDIT:  Holy Crap!! There IS sound in Google Chrome too!!! Just needed to restart it.

Keywords: alsa, asoundrc, firefox, chrome, jack, jack2, daw, reaper

Last edited by swanson (2023-02-18 16:01:27)

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#2 2023-02-18 21:06:31

charliebrownau
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From: Australia
Registered: 2022-04-14
Posts: 62  
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Re: Got sound in Firefox with only alsa and JACK!

Gday

ALSA works with Librewolf also

A better choice then Default ((( FIREFOX))
https://librewolf.net/

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#3 2023-02-19 08:53:43

swanson
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Registered: 2020-04-22
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Re: Got sound in Firefox with only alsa and JACK!

I looked for Librewolf but it's not in the repos?

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#4 2023-02-19 20:31:26

Altoid
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Registered: 2017-05-07
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Re: Got sound in Firefox with only alsa and JACK!

Hello:

swanson wrote:

... but it's not in the repos?

LibreWolf is not in the Debian repositories and as a direct consequence, you will not find it in the Devuan repositories.

Now ...
Why is it not in the Debian repository?

No idea ...
Maybe for the same reason a number of other distributions don't don't have it in theirs.

But I don't know what that reason is.

Best,

A.

Last edited by Altoid (2023-02-19 20:31:55)

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#5 2023-02-19 21:34:27

charliebrownau
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From: Australia
Registered: 2022-04-14
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Re: Got sound in Firefox with only alsa and JACK!

This is the question people should be asking

Why in 99% of Linux distros

((( FIREFOX ))) is included as "FREE AND OPEN SOURCE"
when its bloated, insecure and TRACKS people

Yet
LibreWolf isnt

---

Why is Default ((( CHROME))) available in 99% of linux Distros
yet ungoogled chomium isnt available

Because they are

Weapon
Corporation
((( THEM)))
Linux system sanctioned to be ((( PUSHED )))

All this moral talk of privacy, security and """ FREE DOM"""
gets over written by ((( CORPORATION ))) and ((( TRACKING ))) interests

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This is why I recommend

Portable tar gz programs
Debs
and
Appimages

----

I use appimage for

LibreOffice
LibreWolf
Delta Chat
Ghost Writer
OBS
Shotcut
Rssguard

Then I am in charge of when a program updates or doesnt update
not the OS, not the Distro, not the distro team

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#6 2023-02-20 02:41:16

swanson
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Registered: 2020-04-22
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Re: Got sound in Firefox with only alsa and JACK!

Downloading Librewolf as we speak....

( https://librewolf.net/installation/debian/ )

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#7 2023-02-20 16:47:02

boughtonp
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Registered: 2023-01-19
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Re: Got sound in Firefox with only alsa and JACK!

Altoid wrote:

Why is it not in the Debian repository?

No idea ...

A (partial) answer to that can be obtained by searching https://wnpp.debian.net - where WNPP is "Work-Needing and Prospective Packages" - more information at https://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp

Searching reveals LibreWolf is one of 3250 requested packages; initially there wasn't a deb package for it, and since the November 2022 comment that there now is one, a maintainer has yet to step forward and adopt it.

I don't know if there is a specific place/process for asking maintainers if any of them want to do so, or if it's left for maintainers to monitor the lists for packages that interest them.

The search page claims 329 installs - not sure where that number comes from; if it's PopCon/similar then that suggests significantly higher actual numbers, given the target audience of LibreWolf.

Last edited by boughtonp (2023-02-20 17:03:19)


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#8 2023-02-20 18:29:17

delgado
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Registered: 2022-07-14
Posts: 130  

Re: Got sound in Firefox with only alsa and JACK!

swanson wrote:

Downloading Librewolf as we speak....

( https://librewolf.net/installation/debian/ )

For sound with alsa you probably need the "AppImage" - not the version form the debian repository.
Not sure why this is, but it was the case some months ago and did not re-check since then.

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