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Firefox 52 dropped support for ALSA systems. Arch Linux users were insulated from this; something like the code was still there but not enabled by default, but it was in the Arch package. As of FF 54 though, poof, it's gone for good. I'm not sure exactly why Pulseaudio is avoided, but I'm still avoiding it... so need another browser.

There are lots, actually! Currently trying Seamonkey on the work VM, mostly because it's the one alternative which is both based on the same engine as FF (so familiar, and plugins should work) while having a supported package on Arch. There are a couple more, including Pale Moon, but they need the AUR, and I'm lazy.

Date: 2017-Jun-17, Saturday 06:36 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mtbc
https://github.com/i-rinat/apulse may help but you might need to pull the absolute latest. It builds easily though so worth a try.

Date: 2017-Jun-18, Sunday 20:09 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mtbc
https://github.com/i-rinat/apulse/issues/53#issuecomment-309237200
Just tried to build Firefox 54 from source with the following .mozconfig … Audio works without PulseAudio, by directly using ALSA.

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