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Offline coreplayer2

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Firefox, Flash and PulseAudio, finally working..
« on: August 10, 2014, 05:09:46 PM »
Finally have firefox, flash and pulseaudio working in Corepure64  ;D

Was beginning to think it was never going to happen, but after compiling libflashsupport for x86_64 & pulseaudio everything is working in harmony.

For anyone who wants flash video with audio in a reliable browser on Corepure64 try installing onboot these extensions

firefox.tcz (Latest version 31, already submitted to the repo)
alsa.tcz  (already in repo)
pulseaudio5.tcz (already in repo)
pavucontrol.tcz (already in repo)
flash11 (latest version 11.2 with pulseaudio5 support, will submit asap)


configuration required
alsa  must be operational on your system, see info file
pulseaudio5 follow instructions in info file (DBus was not starting automatically for me so added " /usr/local/etc/init.d/dbus start " to the .Xd/dbus file)
pavucontrol needs to be configured for your system, use the gui to set options



issues I'm having are
pavucontrol has to be reconfigured on each reboot

pulseaudio doesn't auto start dbus (without above .X.d file mod)

Flash11 occasionally crashes on start up, selecting the video to reload works

 






Offline gerald_clark

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Re: Firefox, Flash and PulseAudio, finally working..
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2014, 05:28:12 PM »
Did you try starting dbus in /opt/bootlocal.sh?
Did you add the pa config files to /opt/.filetool.lst and do a backup?

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Re: Firefox, Flash and PulseAudio, finally working..
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2014, 05:45:54 PM »
Actually no I hadn't tried that yet, thanks for the idea.   I was more concerned why we don't add " /usr/local/etc/init.d/dbus start " to the pulseaudio startup file..  I understand leaving control to the user but..

If we install pulseaudio onboot then we have intention of using it, so why is dbus not auto started at same time..?   just saying..



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Re: Firefox, Flash and PulseAudio, finally working..
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2014, 05:53:01 PM »
pulse audio and pavucontrol is new to me so am trying to learn it,  this system has persistent home and opt so in theory shouldn't need a backup right?


As I understand it, pavucontrol auto detects input.  ok I must be doing something wrong here..




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Re: Firefox, Flash and PulseAudio, finally working..
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2014, 06:16:28 PM »
Your home and opt may be persistent, but the config files for pulse audio probably reside somewhere else.
You need to back them up.

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Re: Firefox, Flash and PulseAudio, finally working..
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2014, 06:37:36 PM »
understood, am looking for the config files now

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Re: Firefox, Flash and PulseAudio, finally working..
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2014, 07:18:48 PM »
Well I just read the info file, and since they are starting it from .X.d.
It appears that the config file is /usr/local/etc/dbus-1/system.d/pulseaudio-system.conf

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Re: Firefox, Flash and PulseAudio, finally working..
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2014, 08:29:19 PM »
very smart, however and regrettably bluetooth.conf sits alone at that path   :P

am still looking..
 

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Re: Firefox, Flash and PulseAudio, finally working..
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2014, 09:56:19 PM »
In the meantime, Flash11..  I'm wondering why there is a getFlash extension, is it for license reasons or to facilitate easy updates?

I'd rather just submit the flash11 extension in it's current working form considering 11.2 is the last major update of flash for linux.


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Re: Firefox, Flash and PulseAudio, finally working..
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2014, 10:03:54 PM »
You can't distribute Flash per the license.
Either that or you need to agree to license terms to download and install.
I don't remember which.
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Re: Firefox, Flash and PulseAudio, finally working..
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2014, 10:24:31 PM »
pity, leaves no choice but to update the getFlash extension for corepure64.  ok thanks i'l get right on it

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Re: Firefox, Flash and PulseAudio, finally working..
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2014, 02:44:56 AM »
Ok getFlash11 now updated and tested to support corepure64 and pulseaudio, will submit asap


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Re: Firefox, Flash and PulseAudio, finally working..
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2014, 05:36:51 PM »
getFlash11 submitted to x86_64 repo

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Re: Firefox, Flash and PulseAudio, finally working..
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2014, 10:15:09 PM »
A picture speaks a thousand words...?

Corepure64
firefox31
flash11
alsa
pulseaudio5
pavucontrol

firefox maybe a little bulky, but works so well i can forgive the size




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Re: Firefox, Flash and PulseAudio, finally working..
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2014, 04:49:45 PM »
firefox.tcz small typo in appbrowser INFO for the year: should be 2014 not 2011 :p

      2013/01/10 To reflect Adobe's change in download file name. (roberts)
      2011/08/10 Updated for corepure64 (by coreplayer2)
Current:   2011/08/10 Re-compiled libflashsupport for pulseaudio5 (by coreplayer2)