Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 144961
sound problems with kernel 2.6.10-1.737_FC3
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:15:28 EST
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Description of problem:
I recently installed kernel 2.6.10-1.737_FC3 and have noticed that I
did not hear my gnome startup command that plays a .wav file. On further
investigation I noticed that the play command, xmms and the test sound
of system-config-sound did not occur. In fact these applications seem to
hang. These problems did not occur when using previous kernels. The
funny thing is that I can hear gnome sound events. I am using a
Ensoniq 5880 AudioPCI (rev 02) sound card.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Log in as Gnome user.
2.Sytem startup .wav file can not be heard
3.xmms .wav files and system-config-sound test sound can not be heard.
4. These applications appear to hang.
Actual Results: Sound can not be heard from applications. Only Gnome
sound events can be
Expected Results: Sound could be heard as in previous kernels.
No error messages. Just no sound from applications.
I am also seeing this with 737 and 741.
Using Intel 8x0 here.
There seems to be a workaround - see
Created attachment 109829 [details]
Defines dmix item for pcm.dsp0
The sound system "esd" is owning the pcm channel. Make /etc/asound.conf file
defines a dmix for pcm.dsp0 and then make esd use it. /etc/esd.conf see
Created attachment 109830 [details]
add a default to spawn_options in /etc/esd.conf
See attachment for change to /etc/esd.conf
An update has been released for Fedora Core 3 (kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3) which
may contain a fix for your problem. Please update to this new kernel, and
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