Bug 1303620 - Hard dependency on pulseaudio added in 44.0-3
Hard dependency on pulseaudio added in 44.0-3
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Martin Stransky
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2016-02-01 08:21 EST by Tomas Smetana
Modified: 2016-02-01 08:38 EST (History)
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Description Tomas Smetana 2016-02-01 08:21:14 EST
Description of problem:
After the last update I noticed Firefox can't play sounds... To my surprise I found that there is the pulseaudio daemon running and it re-routed sounds to all odd outputs (that were not set as default in ALSA). Moreover pulseaudio not only doesn't guess the default configuration right, it also tends to resample the output making it really unwanted in any system with better than the integrated soundcard (yes, I use an external DAC).

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade Firefox on a system with no pulseaudio installed/running

Actual results:
pulseaudio gets installed and after Firefox start it messes up the sound configuration more or less randomly.

Expected results:
Firefox should behave just like any other application and use the default sound device in the system. The "Requires: pulseaudio" should go away.
Comment 1 Martin Stransky 2016-02-01 08:35:08 EST
Fair enough, added to 44.0-4
Comment 2 Tomas Smetana 2016-02-01 08:38:18 EST

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