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Re: qutebrowser has no sound

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: qutebrowser has no sound
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2020 10:20:47 +0200
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Alexandru-Sergiu Marton <> writes:

> "bdju" <> writes:
>> Hello, I've been using qutebrowser for a few days, and for some reason
>> I have no sound. I don't see an entry for it in pavucontrol or
>> pulsemixer at all. Videos play fine, mostly, but there's no audio. I
>> watch most things in mpv, but for some sites it's really preferable to
>> watch in the browser, so hopefully I can find a solution.
>> I have yet to run into another program with broken audio.
> Hi,
> I've been occasionally experiencing the same problem. While I don't
> know the permanent fix for this, I found that if I open pavucontrol and
> also play a bit of music with mpv and _only after_ this ritual open
> qutebrowser, I don't have problems with missing sound anymore.
> I suspect that it's got something to do with spawning some kind of
> processes for pulseaudio.

Pulseaudio should be started automatically (via dbus?) by applications
with pulseaudio support.  Perhaps qutebrowser doesn’t do the right thing
here.  Will it attempt to connect to ALSA?


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