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Need To Add Pulse Audio For Tor Browser 7.0.1?

#1

I am using KVM and the past two tor browser updates have said I must install pulseaudio for sound when I try to play youtube videos. Any security issues to installing it on the workstation? Never had an issue with sound before these last two tor browser updates.

#2

Good day,

Could you perhaps submit a screenshot of the message you receive? Because I haven’t experienced anything of the sort and it thus is hard to help you.

Have a nice day,

Ego

#3

The last two updates for Tor Browser were 7.0 and 7.0.1.

From https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tor-browser-70-released:

This release brings us up to date with Firefox 52 ESR […]
there are some known issues with Tor Browser 7.0 as well:

  • Mozilla stopped ALSA support in Firefox 52 for Linux users. This means without having PulseAudio available, sound will be broken in Tor Browser 7.0 on Linux.
#4

Pulseaudio was turned into a hard requirement for newer versions of Firefox by upstream. There is no way around it and alsa fans will have to bite the bullet.

#5

Will qubes-gui-agent continue to depend on pulseaudio? @marmarek

  • If yes, no changes for Qubes-Whonix are required.
  • pluseaudio is a dependency of non-qubes-vm-enhancements for
    Non-Qubes-Whonix 14.
#6

Will qubes-gui-agent continue to depend on pulseaudio? @marmarek

No, qubes-gui-agent in 4.0 only recommends pulseaudio-qubes (which
depends on pulseaudio).

#7

marmarek:

Will qubes-gui-agent continue to depend on pulseaudio? @marmarek

No, qubes-gui-agent in 4.0 only recommends pulseaudio-qubes (which
depends on pulseaudio).

Will be covered in https://phabricator.whonix.org/T641.