Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 186536
firefox really really needs a way to use esd
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:28 EST
Description of problem:
firefox in FC5 seems not to use esd, though the firefox rpms *do require* the
esound package. firefox, when run by itself or even with "esddsp firefox",
won't use esd. If nothing else is bound to /dev/dsp*, then it will grab it and
use it, but I'm not aware of a way to make it use esd
Gaim and xmms and gnome are all sharing sound output nicely with esd.. but
firefox is missing out!
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
firefox in FC5
Firefox should not use ESD. What about KDE users in this case, ARTS? This, and
many other problems, can be solved with ALSA's software mixing capabilities.
As far as I remember the idea was to use some universal sound server.
esd does not preclude KDE users. If you would like to ask for native arts
support from firefox, please feel free to open a bugzilla reqruest. Currently
Firefox uses OSS, which the kernel constantly reminds me of:
application firefox-bin uses obsolete OSS audio interface
The first thing to do would be to make firefox use ALSA. Actually, it should
have a sound output option that allows plugins, somewhat like xmms does. ALSA
would be a choice, OSS would still be available, esd/esound, and ARTS support as
Just use Alsa Dmix. It's more compatible, it works. OSS if the Firefox GNOME people have any clue about
portability to other POSIX operating systems running GNOME. Maybe default to alsa, have OSS support for
2.4 systems, BSD, and Solaris.
Yes.... I'll agree with this (comment #13)
Lets just make Firefox or Firefox2 alsa-aware.
Are you sure this is even firefox's fault?
Is firefox itself using OSS output or the browser plugins like Flash? I am
pretty sure it is the latter.
Firefox has been using esd since forever.
Of note, filling bugs detailing implementation details are silly. If something
isn't working, file a bug that ABC isn't working.
This bug as filed, doesn't exist.
Then I highly suspect this is NOTABUG?