Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 243546
Enabling "software sound mixing" causes Gnome to freeze when logging in
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:07 EST
Description of problem:
Enabling "software sound mixing (ESD)" in sound preferences causes further
log-ins to freeze/halt Gnome from logging in.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
About 75% of the time: Occasionally, once this happens, the next log-in will
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Head to System > Prefrences > Hardware > Sound
2. Go the Sound tab, and check "Enable software sound mixing (ESD)" and "Play
3. Log-out, then back in.
You should either end up with a desktop with only the desktop background or with
empty panels (You cannot right-click them to add new ones), both cases have no
desktop icons either. You need to kill the X server (Ctrl + alt + Backspace) in
order to log-out.
Gnome starts-up as normal.
This occurs on both fresh, and upgraded installs of Fedora 7, both with and
without updates installed (Does not happen in FC6).
Duplicate of Bug #238680? Try the following...
default_options=-nobeeps -unix -as 2
Yup, fixes the problem, and it looks like a duplicate.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 238680 ***