Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 289831
Sound doesn't work. GStreamer's fault?
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:15 EST
Description of problem:
The sound check in firstboot worked. It doesn't work in GNOME.
This is a Thinkpad Z61t laptop.
sound-properties-Message: Error running pipeline 'audiotestsrc wave=sine
freq=512 ! audioconvert ! audioresample ! gconfaudiosink': Internal GStreamer
error: state change failed. Please file a bug at
[gstswitchsink.c(155): gst_switch_commit_new_kid (): /pipeline0/gconfaudiosink0:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Created attachment 199321 [details]
Same problem with me using IBM Thinkpad T43 laptop. Sometimes after I reboot,
the sound works but most often the sound is not working at all and I'm having
the error as shown on my attachment.
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.23-0.185.rc6.git7.fc8 #1 SMP Mon Sep 17 18:14:46
EDT 2007 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Basically, until I kill -9 pulseaudio and restart it, I've got no sound at all.
I tried what Zack did (killed pulseaudio and restart it) and the sound works.
Do you have install gstreamer-plugins-pulseaudio?
Could you please check whether "pacat /dev/urandom" works and produces some
white noise on your boxes?
sorry, it's getting late here aorund ;-)
yum is telling me gstreamer-plugins-pulseaudio doesn't exist.
The updates last Friday (September 21) fixed my sound problems. The sound is now
working properly. I have the following components installed:
(In reply to comment #7)
> yum is telling me gstreamer-plugins-pulseaudio doesn't exist.
Sorry, the name is gstreamer-plugins-pulse
Yes, I have it installed. And I haven't seen the problem in this report
recently, so I'll close it for now.
Both 'Test' buttons in the 'Audio Conferencing' section of
gnome-sound-properties are doing very, very scary things. I'll file a new bug
The "scary things" may have been a false alarm...