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Re: Sound doesn't work, again!



On 5/16/2009 6:14 PM, David wrote:
> On 5/16/2009 1:37 PM, Dimi Paun wrote:
>> Folks,
>>
>> Yesterday I had to reboot -- this is highly stressful experience
>> for me, as *every* time I do that something doesn't work, especially
>> something to do with sound.
>>
>> Sure enough, I can no longer turn the sound loud enough, despite
>> fscking around with alsamixer, and a myriad of other sliders all
>> over the place.
>>
>> Guys, I am using _standard_ hardware, I am running a _standard_
>> F11 install. I am doing nothing special! And yet, I can not get
>> more than 24h of reliable sound out of my system!!!
>>
>> Newsflash! It is 2009! Sound Just Doesn't Work (TM)!
>>
>> How is a regular user supposed to use this system? I have spent *tens*
>> of hours trying to get it to work, It just doesn't! I filed bug reports,
>> investigated, etc. Lennart is very helpful, I appreciate it. 
>> Yet, basic sound output is a _total_ nightmare:
>>   https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=501122
>>   https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=500657
>>   https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=497550
>>   https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=493788
>>
>>
>> I have more Linux experience than 99.99% of all Linux users, and it
>> managed to almost break me. Is a "normal" user to have a better
>> experience? If so, I'd love to know how. I really do.
>>
>> Guys, please understand: I love all the tricks that I can do with PA.
>> They are really neat. But they mean _zero_ if basic sound just doesn't
>> work! Even controlling volume is a nightmare (bug 501122).
>>
>> Does anybody care that in AD 2009 we ship a system where getting basic
>> sound of one's computer would make a grown man cry?
>>
> 
> 
> "How is a regular user supposed to use this system?". Your system? Or my
> system. I prefer to use my system. My sound works just fine thank you.
> 
> Now if you turn off the 'rant mode' and provide some more information,
> other than "Sound Just Doesn't Work (TM)!" I would think that several
> here might be more than willing to try to help you.
> 


Footnote to you - I should have mentioned that you should probably post
this to the  Fedora-Testers list

fedora-test-list redhat com

you have to enroll.

-- 


  David


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