Two versions of Firefox, two different annoying bugs.

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Thu Sep 28 09:17:48 UTC 2017

On Sun, 24 Sep 2017 10:27:17 +0300
Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at> wrote:

> Hi Jeffery,
> On Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:50:50 +0000
> Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at> wrote:
> > Okay, so I recently upgraded my main machine to Knoppix 8. Initially,
> > I was glad that a long standing bug that causes Orca to go silent
> > whenever I open a file dialog box in firefox, if not outright crash
> > something hard enough to force me back to text-mode had been fixed,
> > but then I realized the default version of Firefox in Knoppix 8 is
> > Firefox 52, aka, the version that dropped ALSA support.
> > 
> > At first, I thought, no big deal, I'll just switch to Firefox ESR and
> > get my ability to listen to YouTube videos back, but apparently, the
> > file dialog is still silent in Firefox ESR, and after months of not
> > being able to save pages or upload files, I don't relish the idea of
> > giving it up again now that it works again.
> > 
> > I could just switch between the two versions as needed, but that's not
> > exactly convient, so I decided to bite the bullet and Install
> > pulseaudio, but I'm still without audio when YouTube videos play.
> > Everything is still talking properly both in the console and the GUI,
> > and I can still play local media from the terminal, but Firefox itself
> > remains silent.
> > 
> > So, does anyone know how to get Firefox working with Pulseaudio, how
> > to get Orca to read file dialogs in Firefox-ESR, know of a Firefox
> > extension that re-adds ALSA support, or of a decent command-line
> > client for listening to YouTube?
> >   
> 1. firefox-52.3.0-2.mga7 on Mageia v7 x86-64 works well enough without
> pulseaudio - I hear sound well here -
> (just checked). Note that I am not
> sight-impaired or anything.

I should note that that version of FF from does not work without
pulseaudio, so it may be a dowmstream mageia patch.

> 2. I use to download videos from youtube and
> other sites from the command line, and it works well.
> Regards,
> 	Shlomi

Shlomi Fish
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