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Date:      Tue, 15 Sep 2020 15:37:42 -0400
From:      Waitman Gobble <gobble.wa@gmail.com>
To:        Kevin Oberman <rkoberman@gmail.com>
Cc:        Ralf Mardorf <ralf-mardorf@riseup.net>, FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: USB sound devices with FreeBSD-CURRENT
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On Tue, Sep 15, 2020, 2:45 PM Kevin Oberman <rkoberman@gmail.com> wrote:

> I have a build of Firefox in progress and see no use of /tmp. Not sure
> about what Linux uses tmpfs for, so probably not relevant.
>
> In any case, Firefox takes about 2.25 hours to build on my 9.5 year old
> ThinkPad T520. That is about less than for many ports. Libreoffice takes
> about 4 hours and Chromium took over 13 hours the last time I built it.
> That was months ago as I have banished it for its egregious data
> collection, not to mention over half a day to build. Still, building
> Firefox does take time (computer's, not mine) and resources.
>
> I'm just confused as to what the audio system selection should make a
> difference as long as it works for wired audio. I use an external Bluetooth
> transmitter for audio out on my old, Bluetooth free laptop, so I am likely
> missing something fundamental.
> --
> Kevin Oberman, Part time kid herder and retired Network Engineer
> E-mail: rkoberman@gmail.com
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>
> On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 9:50 AM Ralf Mardorf <ralf-mardorf@riseup.net>
> wrote:
>
> > On Tue, 15 Sep 2020 18:35:58 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> > >disclaimer: My domain is audio, but I'm a Linux power user, so this
> > >hint might be useless for FreeBSD.
> > >
> > >It's possible to compile Firefox with
> > >
> > >  ac_add_options --enable-jack
> > >
> > >to enable support for the jack sound server. I suspect this should work
> > >for FreeBSD, too, but I'm not sure, if it helps as a workaround with
> > >your particular issue.
> >
> > PS: I forget to mention, that in my experiences Firefox failed to build
> > in a 3.9G tmpfs (on Linux). It requires much space, at least 1 bit more
> > than 3.9G and it takes way longer than compiling a bloated (not
> > tailored) Linux kernel. Compiling Firefox takes resources and/or time.
> >




I believe you want sndio. You could choose pulseaudio if you are using that
> on your system.
>



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