Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 177555
Sound System error message provides no information
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:20 EST
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Description of problem:
Sound server informational message:
Error while initializing the sound driver:
device: default can't be opened for capture (Invalid argument)
The sound server will continue, using the null output device.
There is no information there to allow debugging. What "device" did the system try to open??? What "argument" was an invalid argument??? In what way did the system determine that an argument was invalid or that a device could not be opened???
This is a "slap in the face" error message.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
or just boot the machine.
Actual Results: error message
Expected Results: sound
Running ALSA. No other programs seem to have a problem with the sound. "OSS" and "Enlightend Sound Daemon" will work, but not the ALSA or autodetect setting.
MIDI test sound will not work with any setting - all choices are ALSA devices.
Hmm - perhaps this bug should be summerized as "KDE does not work with ALSA."
ALSA has been around for a while now, so it seems reasonable that KDE should be
upgraded to work with ALSA.
strange, alsa works fine on FC4-UPDATE, i cannot reproduce this problem on
several test machines with FC4 here.
You should please update your system to FC4-update.