[arch-general] too many brick walls for graphical archlinux install
silver.bullet at zoho.com
Mon Jan 6 18:41:21 UTC 2020
On Mon, 06 Jan 2020 18:10:24 +0000, mar77i via arch-general wrote:
>On Monday, January 6, 2020 6:55 PM, Jude DaShiell wrote:
>> I read about a nopulse package on the arch bbs site in messages but
>> couldn't find that on aur so decided to do some edits on the pulse
>> configuration files.
>I used to use `apulse`, a minimal layer that worked at least to have
>audio in firefox and other pulse-only applications. Once I wanted to
>activate my microphone in firefox, though, this setup did no longer
>work. I since installed pulse on my work laptop, while staying on alsa
>on my personal setups.
apulse does not help to get rid of pulseaudio dependencies, you still
need a pulseaudio dummy package or to disable pulseaudio. It could be
helpful to use apps that require pulseaudio for audio, if pulseaudio
I've got apulse installed, but stopped using it a while ago, since it
doesn't works without hiccups.
Btw. firefox from the extra repository is build with alsa and jack
enabled and doesn't require pulseaudio or apulse at all.
[rocketmouse at archlinux tmp]$ grep Features -A2
firefox/repos/extra-x86_64/PKGBUILD # Features
Unfortunately firefox with jack and alsa support suffers from hiccups,
too. It's better to run google-chrome, since it doesn't suffer from
audio hiccups when using it with plain alsa.
I don't know if a "nopulse" package does exist. Assuming there should
be a "nopulse" package available, what does it provide?
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