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Re: Issues with Firefox and sound control

On 16 November 2013 01:53, Ryo ONODERA <ryo_on%yk.rim.or.jp@localhost> wrote:
> Hi,
> From: Ottavio Caruso <ottavio2006-usenet2012%yahoo.com@localhost>, Date: Fri, 
> 15 Nov 2013 23:25:04 +0000
>> Hello,
>> I have an almost entirely usable desktop installation of Netbds 6.1.2
>> on my Thinkpad X61 (64 bit - 2G RAM).
>> I have installed both Firefox24 and Firefox17. I haven't installed the
>> Flash plugin yet as I wanted to investigate what I can get without
>> Flash.
>> Sound is working ok on the command line, but with the latest Firefox
>> (Nightly 24) I have no sound at all. With Firefox17 I do have sound,
>> however the built-in volume controls don't work and the hardware
>> volume switches are a bit erratic (they work fine on the command
>> line).
>> Output from firefox  (both 17 and 24)
>> bash-4.2$ firefox17
>> (firefox:290): Gtk-WARNING **: Could not find the icon
>> 'gtk-go-back-ltr'. The 'hicolor' theme
>> was not found either, perhaps you need to install it.
>> You can get a copy from:
>>         http://icon-theme.freedesktop.org/releases
>> (firefox:290): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to store changes into
>> `/home/oc/.local/share/recently-used.xbel', but failed: Failed to
>> create file '/home/oc/.local/share/recently-used.xbel.J4LU6W': No such
>> file or directory
>> (firefox:290): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to set the permissions of
>> `/home/oc/.local/share/recently-used.xbel', but failed: No such file
>> or directory
>> output from startx :
>> /usr/pkg/bin/bash: amixer: command not found
>> /usr/pkg/bin/bash: amixer: command not found
>> /usr/pkg/bin/bash: amixer: command not found
>> So I though the problem was with alsa. After installing alsa-utils I get:
>> mixer attach default error, no such file or directory.
>> Running amixer as root gives the same error.
>> It looks like alsamixer cannot find a mixer device.
>> What should I do: wait until the sound issue is resolved on the latest
>> FF or fix the problem with alsa?
>> Has anybody got the same problem?
>> And incidentally, can anybody recommend me a good and lightweight X11
>> based mixer?
> Which version of pkgsrc/www/firefox or firefox24 is used?
> firefox-24.0 from pkgsrc-2013Q3 has the problem of sound output.
> I am preparing pullup request now.
> If you use firefox24 from pkgsrc current, options.mk has no --disable-alsa
> and something goes wrong.
> As far as I know, ALSA support does not work properly on NetBSD/amd64 6.99.25,
> NetBSD/{amd64,i386} 6.1.
> Pulseaudio support is enabled by default on NetBSD.
> --
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Thanks. I was pretty sure there was a bug in Firefox. Incidentally I'm
curious to understand why the Firefox package comes branded as Nightly
while the sources are definitely from the -release repos?

And going back to the hardware volume buttons, that's where the errors
came from. Can you recommend a simple volume mixer for X?



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