Bug 15801 - sound-slot-0 is not aliased when there is no sound card
Summary: sound-slot-0 is not aliased when there is no sound card
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 15608
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Elliot Lee
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-08-09 12:57 UTC by Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-14 15:04:13 UTC

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Description Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo 2000-08-09 12:57:07 UTC
when a system with no sound card is installed alias sound-slot-0 off should
be added to /etc/modules.conf for getting gnome of complaining every other

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-08-09 14:49:19 UTC
The installer cannot tell if a sound card is installed or not.

Perhaps this is something kudzu could do.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-08-09 16:33:46 UTC
kudzu can't detect the *lack* of a sound card, only the
presence of pci/isapnp ones.

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2000-08-11 16:23:00 UTC
In this case the best thing to do is probably not start
the sound server if it can't detect an alias for
sound-slot-0 or 'sound', and sound isn't listed
in /proc/devices...

Comment 4 Preston Brown 2000-08-14 15:04:07 UTC
esd should only be started if sound support is present.  We will fix this for
7.1 most likely.

Comment 5 Elliot Lee 2000-08-21 18:24:11 UTC
I'm going to merge this in with jrb's bug on esound, since it sounds that aside
from the unsolvable problem with detecting the absence of a sound card, the main
problem could be esound using the sound device when GNOME sounds are turned

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 15608 ***

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