why does the terminal start pulseaudio?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Mon Jul 6 07:43:11 CEST 2020

On Sun, 5 Jul 2020 22:02:46 +0100, Piscium wrote:
>I was tired of pulseaudio flakiness so I started using Jack for
>everything except browsers (as neither firefox nor chromium supports
>jack) and system sounds.

Firefox for Arch Linux is build with alsa and jack support.

[rocketmouse at archlinux tmp]$ asp checkout firefox
Cloning into 'firefox'...
[rocketmouse at archlinux tmp]$ grep -ee.alsa -ee.jack firefox/repos/extra-x86_64/PKGBUILD 
ac_add_options --enable-alsa
ac_add_options --enable-jack

Unfortunately jack support is odd. Firefox doesn't show up as a jack
client when running, just if you start e.g. a YouTube video Firefox
auto-connects with playback_1 and playback_2.

I'm using jack only for audio productions. For anything else I'm using
plain ALSA. Fortunately I don't need more than one sound source at a
time when not doing audio productions and all sound sources I need
support ALSA.

The only "system sound" I want is the bell via PC speaker.

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