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Re: Enhancement proposal for Firefox



On 10/09/2007, Jima <jima beer tclug org> wrote:
> On Sun, 9 Sep 2007, Michel Salim wrote:
> > On 09/09/2007, Adalbert Prokop <adalbert prokop gmx de> wrote:
> > [snip]
> >> 2. Use alsa-oss to allow Firefox (or its plugins) play sound. AFAIK they
> >>    use OSS now, which will fail in most cases, because /dev/dsp is almost
> >>    constantly in use by arts/esd/whatever.
> >>
> > Last time I tried, on a 64-bit platform you can not use alsa-oss with
> > 32-bit Firefox. Still nice if you happen to be running at the native
> > wordsize, though.
>
>   Last time you tried might have been before I fixed aoss to allow for
> that. :-)
>   The aoss script first checks if you have the 64-bit library, and by
> default uses that.  *Unless* you incant it with the first argument of
> "-32", in which case it'll check if you have the 32-bit library, and if
> so, use it instead (and error out if not, which may be a bit unhelpful if
> it's initiated by a GUI).

Ah! I currently do not have my Fedora laptop with me, so I could not
check, and before that, I have been using a dmix-enabled sound device,
so my observation was rather out-of-date.

-- 
Michel


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