Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 122927
Gnome System Sounds do not play - other sounds ok
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:42 EST
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Description of problem:
Gnome System sounds will not play even though the sound system works
for all other functions and the "Sounds for events" and "Enable sound
server startup" checkboxes are checked in Start Here > Preferences >
I can play music fine and I can play the test sound fine in the menu
System Settings > Sound card Detection > Play test sound.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open the Start Here dialog by clicking the desktop icon
2.Oen the Preferences dialog by clicking the icon in the start-here
3.Open the Sound preferences dialog by clicking on the Sound icon.
4.Ensure that Enable sound server startup and Sound for events check
boxes are checked.
5.Select the Sound Events tab.
6.Scroll to a System events item such as Login which displays the name
of a sound file to play.
7.Click on Play to hear the sound.
Actual Results: No sound plays
Expected Results: The sound file should play.
On logout, a very short truncation of the Log Out file shutdown1.wav
plays. No other sound events work at all.
I forgot to mention that system sounds in KDE do work.
I seem to be having the same problem - no system sounds, though sound
Identical issue on two boxes.
Likewise, on an upgrade to FC2final from FC1. A few more details:
esd is running
$ esdplay <wavefile> works fine.
$ playwave <wavefile> works fine.
$ xmms plays fine.
$ gnome-volume-control has two tabs, one for OSS and one for alsa
mixer. Settings looks good except the alsa mixer tab has duplicates
for the cd player, mic, etc.
$ gnome-alsamixer doesn't have duplicates.
After the upgrade, alsa was not working at all because:
1) modprobe was still loading cmpci instead of snd-cmipci (CMedia driver)
2) permissions were not set properly on /dev/snd*
Running alsactl as root and then commenting out cmpci in modprobe.conf
solved problem 1.
Editting /etc/security/console.perms solved problem 2.
i810 + AD198x codec on a ASUS P4PE Mother board.
XMMS plays WAV files, KDE plays all files , Gnome plays no system
I have the same problem - it happened on a FC2T3 install, and just
today I re-formatted and did a clean install of FC2 final. I can play
MP3s, WAVs from Mozilla (for email notification) but can not play
System sounds, and do not get system bells.
Hardware is an IBM Thinkpad A31 Pentium 4 with integrated sound shows
up as Intel 82801CA-ICH3 in the Alsa Mixer tab of the Volume Control
panel. There is also an "Analog Devices AD1881A,Silicon" for Audio
I have set up the "Enable sound server startup" and turned the volume
up on all the channels I could find.
Hi - basically I suck and broke sound events. I'll be pushing an
errata for libgnome soon.
This should already be fixed in rawhide though. Could people verify
that the latest rawhide package (libgnome-2.6.0-3) works?
Installed libgnome-2.6.0-3 (dated May 15) and it works (mostly) for me.
I don't hear a sound at login. But other system events and ui events
work fine. (I thought there used to be a sound for minimizing
windows, but there's no category for that in sound preferences.)
libgnome-2.6.0-3 fixes the gnome system sounds on my system. Now that
they work, I just realized there are a lot less sound events in the
list than there used to be. Login doesn't actually play a sound, but
the file plays in the test mode in Preferences > Sounds.
Fix works for me too. Thanks, Colin!
I just released a FC2 update.
I get gnome 2.6.1 from sources.
I use libgnome 126.96.36.199 and have got the problem again.
gnome-sound-properties --enable-sound from a terminal is ok, I can
hear sounds with the "play" button, same as games with the
"--enable-sound" option from a terminal, but not directly clicking on
the panel , etc...
Yes, the bug is in upstream 2.6.1 (introduced by me). It is also
fixed in CVS, should work in 2.6.2.