Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 455299
Phonon doesn't check if different playback devices refer to the same underlying hardware
Last modified: 2009-05-26 11:09:06 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008061712 Fedora/3.0-1.fc9 Firefox/3.0
Description of problem:
I've got two windows overlapping my KDE desktop as I'm writing this.
They both say
The audio playback device ESS Maestro3 PCI (Maestro3) does not work.
Falling back to PulseAudio.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I can't find it
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run preupgrade to upgrade from Fedora 8 to Fedora 9
2. Sort out the mess.
3. Install kde-settings-pulseaudio so you can hear sounds from notifications (the KDE startup and shutdown sounds work!).
The windows on my screen.
Phonon (what ever package it comes from) should have determined that if it has a problem using a hardware device, then it might not be appropriate to switch to a sound server using that device (Maestro3 is the only sound device on my machine).
Fwiw, fedora should be defaulting to using pulseaudio everywhere (well, if you
have kde-settings-pulseaudio installed anyway). If it doesn't, then that's a
bug we need to fix.
Using fallback backends is a phonon feature, but the (sometimes needless)
warnings seem a bit overkill to me too.
Is this still an issue to be concerned about?
Closing this as NOTABUG. Feel free to reopen if you feel this was closed in error.