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Re: sound on my f11 beta laptop is incredibly unreliable



On Mon, 20 Apr 2009, Adam Williamson wrote:

> Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 12:45:35 -0700
> From: Adam Williamson <awilliam 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 13:12 -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>
> > > 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.
>
> As Will said, actually it's just likely that the pulseaudio daemon
> had crashed. Rebooting obviously brings it back. It would've been
> nice if you'd followed Will's steps so we'd know what caused it to
> crash and whether this needs to be brought to the developers'
> attention.

  sorry, but i'd already done the update and reboot before getting
will's note.  if it happens again, i'll make a careful record.

rday
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