Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 505204
Totem volume control greyed out in absence of pulseaudio
Last modified: 2009-06-11 04:15:38 EDT
Description of problem:
Totem's volume control is greyed out and totem is not playing audio tracks when pulseaudio is not installed. Once I installed pulseaudio, totem's volume controls became available.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Ensure pulseaudio is not installed
2. Setup GStreamer to use the "automatic" audio sink using gstreamer-preferences
3. Run totem
The volume control in the main application window is greyed out.
The volume control should work regardless of whether the application is using pulsesink or alsasink.
Audio devices are no longer assigned the proper permissions when I log in. pam_console used to do this, but ConsoleKit does not seem to. On the other hand, ConsoleKit seems to set the permissions for /dev/apm-bios, /dev/console, /dev/fb, etc.
Well, it's not going to work well at all, given the code in totem-use-pulsesink-volume.patch.
We force-use pulsesink, to try and get it to handle the per-application volume. This is done using playbin2 in F12, and I won't be fixing this for F-11.