Bug 131473 - When gaim looses connection it may go amok.
When gaim looses connection it may go amok.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gaim (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Warren Togami
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Reported: 2004-09-01 13:22 EDT by Kyrre Ness Sjøbæk
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-07-03 23:03:59 EDT
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Description Kyrre Ness Sjøbæk 2004-09-01 13:22:49 EDT
Description of problem:
If i shut down my dial-up link while gaim is connected to the Internet
- it may sometimes go amok. It starts playing the "buddy logged on"
and "buddy logged off" sounds. It doesent even help to righ-click the
traybar-icon and selecting "exit" (at least not instantaniously) -
only thing that helps is to log on again - and then select "disconnect".

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How reproducible:
Sometimes, not always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log on to msn
2. kill connection
3. wait. Eat or whatever (even nerds do eat :) )
4. The "away-box" comes up
5. Gaim discovers that it has lost connection. Asks to reconnect
6. I close the away-box (how usefull is that if i'm disconnected from
the net?) using the upper-rigth-corner "X"
7. Do the same with the "reconnect?" box and then the main login window
8. Funny sounds
Actual results:
Funny sounds

Expected results:
silence + not showing away-box when not connected

Additional info:
Don't think this issue was here in the last version...
Comment 1 Kyrre Ness Sjøbæk 2004-09-02 16:44:02 EDT
Hmm... Think this may be resolved quite easily - as for me it seems
like xmms/rythmbox was using esd which was using /dev/dsp - but gaim
tried to use dsp directly... So when i disconnected (or was
disconnected) - i stopped the music... Why is this not set to esd as
Comment 2 Warren Togami 2004-09-25 23:59:43 EDT
This is trouble with libao attempting to use OSS by default, and just
getting stuck rather than attempting esd or arts.
Comment 3 Warren Togami 2004-10-31 03:59:31 EST
Either libao needs to be fixed, or gaim needs to be smarter about its
default choice of sound output, as libao's default config just does
not work well.

Comment 4 Matthew Miller 2005-04-26 12:24:58 EDT
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.

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