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#31 Mike_Walsh

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 06:21 PM

​​Evening, everybody.

 

Just to let y'all know that the Puppy crew have got this one licked..!

 

Our browser 'handyman', OscarTalks, has compiled a PulseAudio 'aPulse' .pet package which gets everything up-and-running. You can find the .pets as follows:-

 

32-bit:-

 

http://smokey01.com/OscarTalks/apulse-0.1.8-i686-wz.pet

 

64-bit:-

http://smokey01.com/OscarTalks/apulse-0.1.8-x86_64.pet

 

Install FF52, then install the 'aPulse' package at the same time, before starting FireFox.....then let 'er rip. I'm listening to RadioTunes in 32-bit Slacko 560 right now, having just watched one of my video tutes on YouTube. Sound's working fine everywhere it should.

​@The-Toolman:-

​Give this combo a try in Tahrpup, and let me know how you get on with it. I'm not a FireFox user, as y'all know by now, but I did give this a test run before posting the links to make sure it all works. Take my advice, though, and leave Chromium where it is; it never hurts to have multiple browsers in place!

Puppians are taking the pragmatic view, here; Mozilla have made it plain they're not going to change their policy towards ALSA, so there's absolutely no point in flooding the Mozilla blogs/forums/newsletters/developers forums with loads & loads of loud, vociferous complaints. It's better simply to work with/around it, rather than waste energy moaning about it.....

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​Enjoy!

 

 

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 07:11 PM

I have only had problems with Lubuntu and Puppy but different browser fixed that.

No problems on antix 16 as I'm using an ESR version of FF.


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 04:56 AM

I have only had problems with Lubuntu and Puppy but different browser fixed that.

No problems on antix 16 as I'm using an ESR version of FF.

 

I use the ESR version on some computers myself, these are stable & recommended for schools, businesses, anywhere that a stable browser with infrequent updates are needed. Home users can benefit also, by not having to update as frequent, as a result, any add-ons will not change as fast. :)

 

For me, too much trouble to setup on Linux, this should be a .deb file for Ubuntu based distros, IMO. Since FF isn't my main browser anymore, no worries, and for the same reason, ESR allows me not to bother with updating as often, while keeping FF for as needed.

 

I'll be the first to admit, these 'tar' files are my weakness, normally I can find an alternative way to grab what I need, such as adding a PPA. :)

 

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 11:21 AM

FWIW.

 

I downloaded and installed the latest version of "Opera 44" and have to say it works well with systems using ALSA sound and a good alternative to move away from Mozilla who I now really hate with as much prejudice as I can mustard.

 

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 04:33 PM

Thanks to OscarTalks for writing that code and Mike for posting a link to it.

 

Sound would be perfect if I could only get rid of my tinnitus   lol.



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Posted 25 March 2017 - 02:58 AM

The-Toolman, you may want to try the more popular Vivaldi, a cross-platform browser. Designed by the original Opera developers, not those who brute forced their way into taking over the browser over financial issues, who then turned around & made a Chrome wannabe out of it. As a condition of the takeover a few years back, the original Opera team couldn't even use their own work to build another brand. :angry:

 

https://vivaldi.com/?lang=en_US

 

Nothing to lose in taking for a spin, you may actually prefer it over Opera & in doing so, sending those who makes Microsoft like takeovers a message. :)

 

It's beyond the scope of the Topic & some materials has been removed by the new owners, so will leave the Opera takeover of a few years back (& more recently in November, the newer owners sold out to a Chinese group) for anyone to research on their own. All that's left of the original Opera group, based in Norway are their TV network & email services. :thumbup2:

 

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 10:19 AM

Hey cat1092,

 

Just installed Vivaldi and I think I'm going to like it.

Has lots of settings for tweaking to end-user needs.

Blows away chrome, chromium, opera.

 

Good suggestion to try and I've been wanting to just never did until now.

 

Thanks.


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Posted 25 March 2017 - 10:43 AM

@The-Toolman:-

 

You should enjoy Vivaldi. It works along the same lines as the Chromium-based browsers (that is, after all, what it's based on.....but it does have lots of neat, extra features.)

 

Only reason I don't run it as one of my regulars is that it's a wee bit 'colourful' for my liking..!

 

 

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 12:14 PM

Hey Mike,

 

Yep it is loud as far as color goes but I believe that I can adjust that once I learn more about it features.

Seems pretty functional.


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Posted 25 March 2017 - 04:55 PM

 

Only reason I don't run it as one of my regulars is that it's a wee bit 'colourful' for my liking..!

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 07:40 PM

Umm... Yeah. Alright, ya got me there..!  :P

 

(*sheesh*)   :lol:  :lol:

 

I dunno; I took one look at it, back when one of my colleagues on the Puppy Forum knocked together an experimental package when it was first released.....and I just took an instant dislike to it..!

 

No accounting for tastes, of course. Despite having those 'colourful desktops', my browsers are actually quite restrained.....for me.

 

This is my 'global' theme in my Google a/c, across all my Chromium-based browsers:-

 

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/black-carbon-%2B-silver-met/lodhggoaglindpoejnjldimdlikkphph?hl=en-GB

 

 

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Like it?

 

 

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Edited by Mike_Walsh, 26 March 2017 - 04:12 AM.

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 03:00 PM

FWIW

 

Updates to Linux mint 18 this morning

 

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 03:02 PM

Good News for Lubuntu 16.04 users.

 

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/52.0.2+build1-0ubuntu0.16.04.1

 

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+publishinghistory

 

Hopefully this won't change.


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Posted 05 April 2017 - 04:12 AM

I noticed that Firefox had a new version for Linux MInt, although there wasn't one for Windows, probably because the release was designed to fix only affected OS's. :)

 

Wonder why they don't have a link to this in a simple .deb file? I downloaded the ESR version a week back, and was one of those same types of files. This is one of my weaknesses with Linux, not knowing what to do with these after download, while I can get by & have done so for many years, am by no means a LInux 'expert', this is one reason why. Seems like there would be a popular (well known) step by step guide on how to execute these type of files that's newbie friendly.

 

All of the other 3rd party browsers ships as a .deb file for Ubuntu based OS's. :)

 

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