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No sound after upgrading to mint 18.1

Discussion in 'Linux Audio / Video' started by davyng, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. wizardfromoz

    wizardfromoz Well-Known Member

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    Not at all, @ZEUS-PA and welcome to linux.org :)

    We don't close threads around here except for a good reason, and with the way things change and update with Linux, there are often new solutions, new variations, new workarounds that can assist, if not the OP, then others with similar problems. So "Goodonyer" for sharing :D.


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    I, for one, am bookmarking those sources you referred, and their links, if applicable, both for my own edification and to help others.

    I was unaware of the restriction on Firefox 52, and wonder if that also applies to the ESR version I use with Debian 9 'Stretch'.

    So keep the input coming, and it's Saturday morning in Oz, so all and sundry whom know me will expect

    Avagudweegend :p

    Chris Turner
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  2. JasKinasis

    JasKinasis Well-Known Member

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    I'm running Debian testing, which is currently tracking "buster" the development version of Debian 10. I've just ran the following command to check that libasound2 (Which allows firefox to use Alsa) is still a dependency of the firefox-esr package:
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    apt-cache showpkg firefox-esr | grep -i asound
    
    And the output from that command clearly shows that libasound2 is still one of the packages that firefox-esr depends on. So the firefox-esr in Debian "testing" is currently safe. The one in "stable" will probably be exactly the same version, or at worst it will be a single point-release behind! Either way, the version of FF-ESR in "stable" should be OK too!

    This problem will only affect people whose systems ONLY use Alsa and it should only affect the next major version of the ESR version of FF. Luckily - thanks to all of the different media software I have installed, I already have Pulseaudio AND Alsa - so if Debian testing does switch to a newer version of Firefox, I'll be OK. heh heh!
     
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  3. wizardfromoz

    wizardfromoz Well-Known Member

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    Ta Jas ... knowing you are a "Debian Man" I suspected you might be along with input, and I was not disappointed :p

    I'll grep that when next I am in Debian.

    Cheers

    Wiz
     

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