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Re: Sound doesn't work, again!



On Sat, 2009-05-16 at 18:14 -0400, David wrote:
> 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.

Hm, and I thought linking to 4 bugs report would provide enough
of "information". But sure, let me be more clear. 

This morning I had to reboot. This is the result:
   https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=501122

I have reported for weeks that I can't get more than 24h of reliable
sound:
   https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=500657
(I have a hard time imagining that I'm the only one experiencing this)

Moreover, my comment about "How is a regular user supposed to use this
system?" was reflecting the fact that we have a strange combination
of volume controls and sliders that have the interesting property of
allowing too little control than is required in real life, all the while
being obscure and complicated with respect to what they control.
(please see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=501122 for
info).

However, this rant is about more than just bug reports. The current
situation is not acceptable. I have been reporting for years that
I do not have reliable sound, yet little has changed. 

The fact that some systems work is not indicative of reliability. 
It is more informative in such cases to look at systems that do _not_
work, like mine. There is a lot of emphasis placed on all sort
of fancy features (like network support, etc) all the while basic
sound in widely used apps like Flash and Skype having _serious_
problems. And when they are reported as such, you are told off that
these are closed source apps. Rubbish.

-- 
Dimi Paun <dimi lattica com>
Lattica, Inc.


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