Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1472537
pulseaudio and system can be easily overwhelmed with audible bell
Last modified: 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):
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.
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.
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
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.