Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 661957
xchat sound playing method 'Automatic' produces no sound
Last modified: 2016-04-26 23:44:35 EDT
Description of problem:
I installed F14 and noticed that xchat no longer played sounds on events as it had in F12. I have Settings->Preferences->Sound->Sound playing method set to 'Automatic' and stracing xchat showed that it was looking for a bunch of external binaries none of which were installed on my system (aplay, esdplay, soxplay, artsplay).
I was able to get sound by installing alsa-utils which contains aplay.
My $.02US is that this could either be fixed in the spec file by requiring alsa-utils as a dependency, or with a code fix popping up an error saying that no external program could be found and listing the possibilities. Just being silent is kind of rough on the user trying to figure out why there's no sound, especially when there's an explicit option for using an external program. I looked a bunch of other places before the strace showed that despite being set to automatic, it was still using an external program, just ones that it chose.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install F14 Software Development package set
2. Set Settings->Preferences->Sound->Sound playing method to 'Automatic'
3. Select a wav file & press play
alsa-utils is supposed to be installed by default as a dependency of alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.
But I'll add the dependency to xchat.
xchat-2.8.8-6.fc14 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 14.
xchat-2.8.8-6.fc13 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 13.
Wow, that was fast! :)
xchat-2.8.8-6.fc14 has been pushed to the Fedora 14 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update xchat'. You can provide feedback for this update here: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/xchat-2.8.8-6.fc14
xchat-2.8.8-6.fc13 has been pushed to the Fedora 13 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
xchat-2.8.8-6.fc14 has been pushed to the Fedora 14 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.