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Old 03-18-2017, 02:06 PM   #1
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firefox-52-users-on-linux-left-without-sound...


https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/new...without-sound/

 
Old 03-18-2017, 04:45 PM   #2
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As a heads up, Firefox 53, scheduled for release next month, will drop support on Linux editions for processors older than Pentium 4 and AMD Opteron...

 
Old 03-18-2017, 04:57 PM   #3
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Hi...

Thanks for the heads up. It's unfortunate that Mozilla has chosen this route.

Regards...
 
Old 03-18-2017, 05:15 PM   #4
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This is at least the third, maybe the fourth, thread on the subject since Firefox-52 was released. As has been mentioned elsewhere, some distributions, such as openSUSE and Slackware, are enabling ALSA support in Firefox 52.

From Slackware's "-current" (development) branch 10 March 2017, change log,

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xap/mozilla-firefox-52.0-x86_64-2.txz: Rebuilt.
Recompiled with --enable-alsa option. Without this, there is no fallback support for ALSA if PulseAudio is not present.

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Old 03-18-2017, 05:21 PM   #5
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it is the video in youtube that i am not getting and have not been getting in firefox for sometime now. so if I got no video what reason do I need sound?

to try and relive the days of Radio Shows?
 
Old 03-18-2017, 05:33 PM   #6
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As "we speak" there is a YouTube video with full sound running in another tab inside of Firefox-52.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CduA0TULnow

Hasn't all video on YouTube been converted to HTML5?

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Old 03-18-2017, 05:36 PM   #7
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As "we speak" there is a YouTube video with full sound running in another tab in Firefox-52.
but is it showing video too or just sound?
I got 52.0 64bit and still i am not getting video on youtube. I get this image with this stupid fancy little F in the middle of it and that is it.

Ok I just check it again and well I got sound but no video woo hoo!
 
Old 03-18-2017, 05:51 PM   #8
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Yes, video and sound.
 
Old 03-18-2017, 05:53 PM   #9
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Yes, video and sound.
that blows. Why is everyone getting video but me? Have not been sense back like ver 40x
 
Old 03-18-2017, 06:07 PM   #10
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that blows. Why is everyone getting video but me? Have not been sense back like ver 40x
The problem has to bee either with your hardware or setup. Do you do a plain vanila, FULL, installation of your operating system or do you modify the OS in some way?
 
Old 03-18-2017, 06:52 PM   #11
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The problem has to bee either with your hardware or setup. Do you do a plain vanila, FULL, installation of your operating system or do you modify the OS in some way?
ahhhh it is slackware current and it too is doing it on VOID link too. It stopped working when firefox got updated to what ver I do not remember and still does not work. Even off a fresh install of SLack as I just resently installed slack again and it still does not work. I even delete the old /home/userx/.mozilla/firefox and had it make a new one and still no video.

MOD I did that again just cuz delete the /home/userx/.mozilla/firefox directory and it is now working -- just tried one so far https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBUocD39pC4

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Old 03-18-2017, 11:01 PM   #12
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I also use Slackware64-current and over the last few months have done several fresh installations, from scratch (new partitions and new equipment) and have not encountered any of the problems you have reported here or in the many other messages you have posted in other forums. Everything, networkmanager, audio and pulseaudio, video, Firefox, etc., work "out of the box" without having to do ANY adjustments. Your equipment must be very odd or you are just not doing the installation correctly or, perhaps, just perhaps, you think you know better and are making adjustments that only result in your problems. Over the 30 plus years I've been using personal computers I've found 90% of the problems, including my own, are between the chair and the keyboard.

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Old 03-19-2017, 06:27 AM   #13
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I suspect a configuration issue. User not in the video group, using an outdated version of flash, or you don't have the video codecs installed. You still needed flash for some youtube live streams, although I think most of that is html5-ish now, as long as you're on something newer than debian wheezy.

Dropped support on older hardware is getting rough. I have an old sempron system that I still use. It has a parallel port, and I have a tank of a printer that still uses that type of connection. At the moment it has debian jessie installed, but it only boots with a debian wheezy kernel. Fortunately I figured out networked printing so I don't have to try to open and print documents in 1GB or less of ram anymore. Plus the G's of updates needed after not booting said system for the six months between prints. I'm probably due for a fresh install on that machine, and now with networked printing I can stop installing the bloated document viewers.
 
Old 03-19-2017, 09:17 AM   #14
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some people would say FINALLY ... others startin to hate Mozilla ...

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Old 03-19-2017, 09:24 AM   #15
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https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bu...id=1345661#c98

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Mike Hoye [:mhoye]

Comment 98 4 days ago

Hi, everyone - Mike Hoye here, Mozilla's engineering community manager.

This is a reminder that Bugzilla is our professional working environment, not a place to vent your displeasure. Mozilla's engineers have a great deal of discretion about how and where to best spend their time, and long, vitriolic comment threads will not get bugs fixed faster, or at all.

If you have a contribution to make that can move this conversation forward - reliable metrics, patches or helpfully-framed alternatives, for example - please feel free to do so. Otherwise, I encourage you not to; if this escalates my next step will be locking this bug to privileged contributors only.

Feel free to email me directly if you'd like to discuss this directly.

Thank you.
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Mike Hoye is getting all upset about all the complaints they are getting
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bu...id=1345661#c98

Mike by doing this you have spit in the face of several million Linux users, and they are starting to spit back, what goes around comes around.
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