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Trying to fix sound in MEPIS 12 KDE -- SOLVED

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Re: Trying to fix sound in MEPIS 12 KDE

#21 Postby eemaestro » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:40 pm

Okay, Stevo, I am downloading it and will take a look. I downloaded palemoon using APT. It is better than iceweasel, so am using pale moon in lieu of iceweasel. Thank you for suggesting it.

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Re: Trying to fix sound in MEPIS 12 KDE

#22 Postby Stevo » Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:35 pm

Yeah, I got more involved in Pale Moon since I'm also providing its only built-from-source repository for Debian and Ubuntu users, which is on the openSUSE build service. This is after we started our MEPIS and MX repo builds, which were based on source code from a now abandoned Ubuntu PPA. The current version (27.x) raised the minimum gcc version required for a build to 4.7, so Wheezy/M12 is still safe in that respect, but that knocked out any chance for Squeeze and Ubuntu 12.04 builds.

Stretch-based Sparky Linux also recently added source builds to their own repo, adapted from our debianization combined with the PPA's.

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Re: Trying to fix sound in MEPIS 12 KDE

#23 Postby GuiGuy » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:28 pm

What are you all talking about?
MEPIS 12 has always used KDE AFAIK, and my MEPIS 12 has firefox 52.0 running with sound and pulseaudio OK.

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Re: Trying to fix sound in MEPIS 12 KDE

#24 Postby Stevo » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:05 pm

I think MEPIS 12 didn't ship with pulseaudio. We're also talking about an up-to-date remaster of MX 16 which integrates KDE 4.14 and makes sure it and the MX 16 xfce desktop get along with each other, and adds other tweaks and touches in the spirit of MEPIS.

Though I also have to say this thread could have been marked "solved" in a minute if eemaestro had installed pulseaudio.

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Re: Trying to fix sound in MEPIS 12 KDE

#25 Postby GuiGuy » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:19 pm

Yep, I got pulse audio on M12 ages ago - probably came in automatically with skype.

P.S. I think eemaestro may have been scared off by all the of-topic discussion.

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Re: Trying to fix sound in MEPIS 12 KDE

#26 Postby eemaestro » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:28 pm

I am sorry to say the sound playback feature of both browsers (palemoon and iceweasel) just disappeared again. Silence. I played an mp3 file with audacity 2.0.1 and heard it, verifying the hardware works.

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Re: Trying to fix sound in MEPIS 12 KDE

#27 Postby Stevo » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:54 pm

I would again recommend installing pulseaudio and pavucontrol from the MX 14 repository. It's a much improved version from the stock Wheezy one. Pavucontrol is a mixer that lets you control the audio streams from each application, so you can at least see if the browsers are sending sound out.

Or try uninstalling pulseaudio and rebooting to see if that fixes Pale Moon.

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Re: Trying to fix sound in MEPIS 12 KDE

#28 Postby eemaestro » Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:00 pm

Codename: wheezy

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jon@mepis1:~$ ps -A | grep audio
  412 ?        00:00:00 hd-audio1

I never heard of pulse audio until Pulse Audio Volume Control mysteriously appeared in my KDE K->Multimedia submenu the morning after doing an APT update.

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Re: Trying to fix sound in MEPIS 12 KDE

#29 Postby eemaestro » Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:04 pm

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$ which pulseaudio
jon@mepis1:~$ which pavucontrol
/usr/bin/pavucontrol

From the wikiI gather that I need to create the file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mepis.list with the line

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 # deb http://main.mepis-deb.org/mepiscr/mx-test/ mx-14 test

and then install pulseaudio using APT. Is this correct, Stevo, or did I forget something?
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Re: Trying to fix sound in MEPIS 12 KDE

#30 Postby skidoo » Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:22 pm

hmm
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1247056#c119
built with --enable-alsa and --disable-pulseaudio, but there is no audio.
. . .
blahblah blah
. . .
the content sandbox recent tightening [1] is denying access to some files when cubeb is trying to start, so...


In firefox about:config, "security.sandbox.content.level" is at 2 by default; change it to 1, restart Firefox, and you should have sound working again.


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