ALSA

  • Revision slug: Alsa
  • Revision title: ALSA
  • Revision id: 129119
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Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (known by the acronym ALSA) is a linux kernel component intended to replace the original Open Sound System (OSS) for providing device drivers for sound cards.
For more information on alsa, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advance...d_Architecture.

If you get the error

checking for snd_pcm_open in -lasound... no
configure: error: Ogg or Wave support on Linux requires the alsa library

while building firefox on linux, it means a few library files required for ogg or wave support are missing.

Quick Way around

You can append the following lines to your .mozconfig:

ac_add_options --disable-ogg 

ac_add_options --disable-wave

 

 

 

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<p><strong>Advanced Linux Sound Architecture</strong> (known by the acronym <strong>ALSA</strong>) is a linux kernel component intended to replace the original Open Sound System (OSS) for providing device drivers for sound cards.<br>
For more information on alsa, visit <a class=" external" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Linux_Sound_Architecture" rel="freelink">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advance...d_Architecture</a>.</p>
<p>If you get the error</p>
<pre class="bz_comment_text" id="comment_text_0">checking for snd_pcm_open in -lasound... no
configure: error: Ogg or Wave support on Linux requires the alsa library
</pre>
<p>while building firefox on linux, it means a few library files required for ogg or wave support are missing.</p>
<h4><span style="font-size: large;">Quick Way around</span></h4>
<p>You can append the following lines to your .mozconfig:</p>
<pre><code>ac_add_options --disable-ogg </code>

<code>ac_add_options --disable-wave</code></pre>
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