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Offline aug

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Which browser to choose?
« on: July 29, 2017, 12:03:19 AM »
I worked for years now with firefox and alsasound but after updating to the latest version i found out it requires pulseaudio. So i installed pulseaudio.tcz - but it don't work. No clue why.....
Tryed chromium (which gaves sound) but the tcz is very outdated and so i can't install a adblocker from the store....and it seems that several sites can't work with this version.

Offline hiro

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Re: Which browser to choose?
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2017, 12:25:19 AM »
This is one of the reasons why I minimize my web usage lately, especially video watching in the browser.
You can try dillo and opera9.

If this isn't enough and I really need web stuff, I rdp into a windows machine that has the newest chrome installed. There's no chance for me personally to run a newer chrome on my laptop directly: google maps recently started showing a "lite" view that does nothing, because my gpu is too old. That is even though I disable gpu acceleration features in my browser... insanity.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2017, 12:26:50 AM by hiro »

Offline polikuo

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Re: Which browser to choose?
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2017, 03:28:57 AM »
Start the dbus and restart your firefox.
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sudo /usr/local/etc/init.d/dbus start
To make it permanent, add this line in your /opt/bootlocal.sh
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/usr/local/etc/init.d/dbus start &
« Last Edit: July 29, 2017, 03:31:30 AM by polikuo »

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Re: Which browser to choose?
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2017, 03:48:04 AM »
In addition to starting dbus I have this script
/home/tc/.X.d/pulseaudio
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if [ $(which pulseaudio) ]; then
dbus-launch --sh-syntax --exit-with-session
start-pulseaudio-x11
fi &

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Offline coreplayer2

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Re: Which browser to choose?
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2017, 06:38:52 AM »
Firefox no longer directly supports ALSA, however pulsaudio is. 

Follow the instructions in pulseaudio's info file to get pulseaudio working then you shouldn't have any issues with audio in Firefox.

I feel that if using pulseaudio, then one might as well have a gui to control it.  For that I install only pavuconrol.tcz

Offline coreplayer2

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Re: Which browser to choose?
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2017, 07:38:29 AM »
To get pulseaudio working you'll need to add a command to each of bootlocal.sh, ~/.X.d/dbus and ~/X.d./pulseaudio

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echo "/usr/local/etc/init.d/dbus start" >> /opt/bootlocal.sh
echo "start-pulseaudio-x11" >> ~/.X.d/pulseaudio

And possibly (I find it's not required in my system, but YMMV
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echo "sudo dbus-launch --sh-syntax --exit-with-session" >> ~/.X.d/dbus
Then make sure these changes are made persistent which ever way is convenient..

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« Last Edit: July 29, 2017, 08:10:19 AM by coreplayer2 »

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Re: Which browser to choose?
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2017, 07:57:48 AM »
Always use the latest Firefox and Flash.   

I use "YouTube Flash Video Player" Firefox add-on to switch between high resolution (HD) Flash Player as opposed to the standard HTML5 player. 


Offline curaga

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Re: Which browser to choose?
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2017, 08:49:26 AM »
Comments elsewhere say the apulse wrapper works for Firefox videos.
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Offline coreplayer2

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Re: Which browser to choose?
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2017, 10:40:12 AM »
apulse sounds like it's worth exploring, thanks

Offline coreplayer2

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Re: Which browser to choose?
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2017, 02:19:14 PM »
ok thanks curaga I'm impressed with "APULSE"

I made an apulse extension and it simply just works..


With just alsa and apulse installed, we have sound using Firefox while visiting Deezer, Pandora and YouTube.  No pulseaudio or dbus.  8)
« Last Edit: July 29, 2017, 02:23:13 PM by coreplayer2 »

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Re: Which browser to choose?
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2017, 06:50:29 PM »
For a script to install apulse wrapper libraries go here http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,21268.msg132892.html#msg132892