Bug 1472537 - pulseaudio and system can be easily overwhelmed with audible bell
pulseaudio and system can be easily overwhelmed with audible bell
Status: NEW
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pulseaudio (Show other bugs)
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x86_64 Unspecified
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Assigned To: Lennart Poettering
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2017-07-18 21:51 EDT by Doug Maxey
Modified: 2017-07-18 21:51 EDT (History)
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Description Doug Maxey 2017-07-18 21:51:59 EDT
Description of problem:
After a fresh install of f26 on a desktop system, I find it too easy to end up needing to reboot to be able to type into any kind of editor or even the command line.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
pulseaudio-10.0-4.fc26.x86_64
gnome-software-3.24.3-1.fc26.x86_64
xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.19.3-4.fc26.x86_64

How reproducible:
100%

Steps to Reproduce:
1. reboot and login as regular user.
2. start the 'less' command on a small file (empty ok)
3. attempt scroll down with the mouse, which triggers a sequence of bells.

Actual results:

Doing the above seems to precipitate a very glitchy keyboard input
when the sound stops working and all audio related icons disappear.

The system immediately becomes very sluggish and causes typing
(or pasting) to lose characters.

Expected results:

pa has this same overload issues on f25.  But in the older releases,
when it failed, the user could restart the daemon and reload modules
as necessary.

With the current scheme, unless the user is admin, nothing can be
done.  Even with sudo access, I have yet to determine how to recover
without a reboot.

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