[tbb-bugs] #29360 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Tor-Browser Linux: no audio playback (pulseaudio)

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#29360: Tor-Browser Linux: no audio playback (pulseaudio)
 Reporter:  tries                     |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                    |         Status:  needs_information
 Priority:  Medium                    |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                    |     Resolution:
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Comment (by tries):

 The presense/requirement of the .pulse directory seems to depend on the
 pulseaudio version.
   * CentOS 6 with pulseaudio 0.9.21 does have these directories
   * CentOS 7 with pulseaudio 10.0 does NOT have them (there, things are
 located in $HOME/.config/pulse/

 However, audio with tor-browser on CentOS 7 works fine, even without any
 links/copies of pulseadio related files. I tested 6.0, 7.5, 7.0, 7.5 and
 current 8.0 versions of tor-browser - my audio issue with CentOS 6 exists
 with all these versions (clean install of tor-browser).

 I have to admit, currently I have no idea why my audio did work at all
 But my best guess to get around this would be to place a symlink to the
 .pulse directory in the real home directory - if this directory should
 exists in the users $HOME (similar to what has been done in #9353).

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/29360#comment:7>
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