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Re: sound on my f11 beta laptop is incredibly unreliable



On Mon, 20 Apr 2009, Will Woods wrote:

> Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 12:52:10 -0400
> From: Will Woods <wwoods redhat com>
> Reply-To: For testers of Fedora Core development releases
>     <fedora-test-list redhat com>
> To: For testers of Fedora Core development releases
>     <fedora-test-list redhat com>
> Subject: Re: sound on my f11 beta laptop is incredibly unreliable
>
> On Mon, 2009-04-20 at 11:53 -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > at the moment, i'm trying to play a youtube video, but there is no
> > sound, either from the built-in speakers or via the headphone jack,
> > even though i've got volume cranked up everywhere (on the video
> > itself, through pulseaudio, etc.)
> >
> >   and every attempt to adjust volume through the pulse audio volume
> > control ends up with an error dialog:
> >
> >   "Connection failed:  connection terminated."
> >
> > connection to what?
>
> Pulseaudio, probably. This sounds like what happens when the
> pulseaudio daemon dies. Check your system logs - there'll be some
> pretty straightforward messages from pulseaudio if it's crashing.
>
> You didn't mention what kernel version you're running, or what
> pulseaudio version, or what audio hardware, so all I can really do
> is give you wild guesses about what's happening, and why.
>
> But the most likely explanation is that PA died. The most common
> reason for it to die is bugs in the ALSA drivers, usually intel8x0
> or intel-hda.
>
> If you're still running the original F11Beta kernel - update kernel
> and pulseaudio, reboot, and see if things are any better.
>
> Otherwise, check your system log, then look through the pulseaudio bug
> reports and kernel bug reports about audio - esp. the ones on the
> F11Blocker list - and if you can't find your problem, file a bug.
> Include the pulseaudio log messages and dmesg output that pertains to
> ALSA/snd modules.

  it was an f11 beta system that was up-to-date as of two days ago,
so i just did another update, rebooted and sound is back.  the lesson
here being -- update, update, update.  then update.

rday
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