Re: When will we ever have an upgrade with sound that just works ?

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On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 9:58 AM, Craig White wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-07-24 at 10:38 -0600, Linuxguy123 wrote:
>> I've been using Redhat/Fedora since RH8.
>>
>> It seems that every time we get a new version sound gets broken and I
>> have to go through a whole complicated and convoluted troubleshooting
>> sequence to get it running again.
>>
<snip>
>
> The way problems get fixed is to have a repeatable installation and a
> repeatable problem and report to bugzilla so the software developers
> know that there is a problem, can get information from you as to your
> hardware, suggest changes and then these changes will be incorporated
> into the distribution.

I reported a bug on the mailing list about 21 months ago and got
a response from Chuck Ebbert at redhat that removing pulseaudio
is  the solution to get sound working:

https://listman.redhat.com/archives/rhl-beta-list/2007-October/msg00924.html

I tried pulseaudio again each subsequent release and got the same results and
then finally filed this bug report:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=502380

So far no requests for more information or suggested changes.  :(

Removal of pulseaudio still works for me, and by the number of
complaints I see on mailing lists, I have concluded that pulseaudio
doesn't work for a lot of people despite having been included in
fedora for nearly 2 years.  The problem is that it's becoming
increasingly painful to remove pulseaudio because of dependencies.

Cheers,

                   David

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