Firefox steals alsa audio

suvayu ali fatkasuvayu+linux at
Thu Jul 16 15:58:46 UTC 2009

2009/7/16 Danny Yee <danny at>:
> Half the people trying to help tell me to remove pulseaudio, the other
> half tell me it's the only way to go!
> I've tried reinstalling pulseaudio and rebooting.  I still get sound
> from firefox but not from e.g. vlc or amarok.
> I've set vlc to use pulseaudio as output and it appears to run fine,
> printing
>        [0x818a250] pulse audio output: No. of Audio Channels: 2
> on startup.

Try this guide. It has been effective for many users so far.


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