The webserver and the web browser aren't the only things that caused trouble. Alsa also played it's part. Sound on Fedora has always been one big headache. They kept making too many changes too often. We had to change from OSS to ALSA and then to Pulse Audio, a real pain in the ear. Apparently Debian is trying to outdo Fedora.
When I booted up The volume control icon at the top was a red x and when clicked on it told me that I had no GStreamer plugins installed or they were mis configured. After little bit of googling I found that adding myself to the audio group is the fix