Bug 119732 - gnome volume control shows both OSS and alsa settings
Summary: gnome volume control shows both OSS and alsa settings
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-media   
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Colin Walters
QA Contact:
: 119540 132363 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-04-01 21:04 UTC by Santiago Erquicia
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-09-16 17:59:39 UTC
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Screenshot of gnome volume control (22.25 KB, image/png)
2004-07-21 18:17 UTC, Santiago Erquicia
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Description Santiago Erquicia 2004-04-01 21:04:27 UTC
Description of problem:
gnome volume control shows two devices for my ali5451 sound card.  One
says something about OSS and the other about alsa

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open the gnome volume control
Actual results:
Two tabs are shown

Expected results:
Only one tab should be shown

Additional info:
Is this because you set OSS compatibility when loading alsa?

Comment 1 Mike Becker 2004-04-24 23:47:25 UTC
I have the same problem with two mixers being displayed, ALSA Mixer
and OSS Mixer, in Fedora Core 2 Test 3.  When I first login the login
sound file is heard but after than, no sound at all.  

Too, the problem as described in bug #121376, the volume-applet slider
decrements step-by-step, all on it's own...

FYI - sound plays quite well in KDE but Gnome is my favored desktop.

Comment 2 Mike Becker 2004-04-25 00:30:13 UTC
Next time I will double-check things before I say anything -- I no
longer have any sound working in KDE either!!!  Everything looks
normal, Kmix shows I should have sound at my disposal, but nothing is

Comment 3 Joseph Kelch 2004-05-03 19:04:32 UTC
Also see this on FC 2 test 3 with a Soundblaster Live 5.1.  If I grab 
a slider from one and move it, I get the appropriate sound, but if I 
just set one and then go to the other and click on a slider, sound 
goes off.  For now I have muted the OSS master volume and I'm using 
the alsa controls only, though I am not getting any sound from my 
rear satellites when playing CD's, though I do get sound in Windows.

Comment 4 Adam Bowns 2004-05-20 20:53:00 UTC
I have the same problem (including the volume decrement) with FC2
final. I'd be happy to give any more assistance if someone needs to
work with a machine that can reproduce this problem.

Comment 5 Chris Petersen 2004-05-29 18:21:28 UTC
My bug sounds related to this, so I'll post here instead of creating a
new bug.  Basically, I have both OSS and ALSA tabs in gnome-volume
control (fc2 final), and my volume settings (gnome) are not sticking
between sessions -- it always comes up with the PCM volume at zero). 
It saved once when I checked "save session" (I don't do this often -
like to have a standard "startup state" for my sessions, regardless of
what I was doing the night before), but the next reboot after that the
volume was back to zero again.

Comment 6 Mark McLoughlin 2004-07-21 14:35:36 UTC
Volume decrement problem is in bug #121376.

This bug should be against gnome-volume-control in gnome-media

Comment 7 Bastien Nocera 2004-07-21 14:48:23 UTC
Which devices are shown exactly?
Could the original reporter please post a screenshot of the
gnome-volume-control? Could you also attach the output of lsmod, as
well as the modules.conf (or modprobe.conf for FC2 and above)?

Comment 8 Santiago Erquicia 2004-07-21 18:17:14 UTC
Created attachment 102114 [details]
Screenshot of gnome volume control

It looks like it shows the ALSA and OSS setup.	Maybe it is that I have the OSS
setup just to be compatible with olther programs

Comment 9 Santiago Erquicia 2004-07-21 18:18:46 UTC
Output of lsmod.  This is under Fedora Core 2 final as well as the

[pampa@localhost pampa]$ /sbin/lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
snd_mixer_oss          13824  2
snd_ali5451            17224  3
snd_ac97_codec         54788  1 snd_ali5451
snd_pcm                69256  1 snd_ali5451
snd_page_alloc          8072  1 snd_pcm
snd_timer              17284  1 snd_pcm
snd                    39396  7
soundcore               6112  3 snd
parport_pc             19392  0
lp                      8236  0
parport                29640  2 parport_pc,lp
autofs4                12932  0
sunrpc                109924  1
orinoco_cs              6152  0
ds                     12292  1 orinoco_cs
pcmcia_core            47176  2 orinoco_cs,ds
orinoco                31500  1 orinoco_cs
hermes                  6528  2 orinoco_cs,orinoco
8139too                17920  0
mii                     3584  1 8139too
ipt_REJECT              4736  1
ipt_state               1536  1
ip_conntrack           24968  1 ipt_state
iptable_filter          2176  1
ip_tables              13568  3 ipt_REJECT,ipt_state,iptable_filter
sg                     27680  0
scsi_mod               91984  1 sg
microcode               4768  0
nls_utf8                1536  1
nls_cp437               5376  1
vfat                    9984  1
fat                    33600  1 vfat
dm_mod                 32800  0
joydev                  6976  0
ohci_hcd               16016  0
ehci_hcd               22916  0
toshiba_acpi            4764  0
button                  4632  0
battery                 6924  0
asus_acpi               8984  0
ac                      3340  0
ipv6                  184672  6
ext3                  103656  2
jbd                    40728  1 ext3

Comment 10 Colin Walters 2004-09-16 17:05:10 UTC
*** Bug 132363 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 11 Colin Walters 2004-09-16 17:13:08 UTC
*** Bug 119540 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 12 Colin Walters 2004-09-16 17:59:39 UTC
This bug is being tracked upstream here:

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