Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1303620
Hard dependency on pulseaudio added in 44.0-3
Last modified: 2016-02-01 08:38:18 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
pulseaudio gets installed and after Firefox start it messes up the sound configuration more or less randomly.
Firefox should behave just like any other application and use the default sound device in the system. The "Requires: pulseaudio" should go away.
Fair enough, added to 44.0-4