Bug 702935 - sound recorder does not work
Summary: sound recorder does not work
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-media
Version: 17
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dan Mashal
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-05-08 13:55 UTC by lionghostshop
Modified: 2013-06-15 05:25 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
: 883729 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2013-03-12 08:35:52 UTC
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Description lionghostshop 2011-05-08 13:55:07 UTC
Description of problem:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start gnome-sound-recorder and click record button
Actual results:

No recording anything and the system volume control does not have input volume control.

Expected results:
Record sound

Additional info:
Other software requiring input sound works.

Comment 1 Dave Neary 2012-05-25 13:40:25 UTC
I have the same problem on Fedora 17. Skype works fine, and I can see the levels in the "input" tab of the sound settings for the front mic. But sound-recorder just sits there when I hit the record button. It works on Ubuntu 12.04 with GNOME 3 installed.

Comment 2 Jean-François Fortin Tam 2012-06-03 18:53:53 UTC
It was broken for me a few days ago, but seems to work with the gnome 3.4.2 updates now. Can you confirm if that's the case for you too?

Comment 3 Dave Neary 2012-06-04 07:10:31 UTC
Nope - afraid this is still the same. I press the record button, but no recording starts.

I did try to open the volume control from the g-s-c menu, but get the error that "gnome-volume-control is not installed in the path." I believe that's because g-s-c hasn't been updated for GNOME 3 and the new sound preferences yet. So probably unrelated.

Let me see if I can get anything useful out of strace...

Comment 4 Dave Neary 2012-06-04 07:20:22 UTC
When I click on the record button the first time, I see no warnings or errors in the console (when running from command line). However, when I reclick the button, I see "(gnome-sound-recorder:6969): GStreamer-WARNING **: Element 'gconfaudiosource' already has parent".

Could that be related?

Other potential leads: I see that all the devices in /dev/snd have permissions 660 and are owned by root:audio, but my user dneary wasn't in the audio group by default. I've added myself now, and there's no difference, but perhaps there's something else along the lines of permissions I need to look at?

strace output was mostly useless.

Comment 5 Jean-François Fortin Tam 2012-06-04 13:25:18 UTC
I had the same gstreamer warning as you, now I don't anymore. I thought it was the recent round of gnome updates but maybe it's a driver/system issue. Hm.

Comment 6 Dave Neary 2012-06-04 13:41:06 UTC
I just tried running gnome-sound-recorder from the command line as root - recording works.

So it looks like a permissions issue. Now I just need to figure out what exactly I don't have permission to access.

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Comment 8 Dave Neary 2012-08-20 12:59:06 UTC

Re-opening (since clearly the person who closed the bug didn't read any of the comments). As I said in comment #1, I am experiencing this with Fedora 17. Seems to be an access issue for something.


Comment 9 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2013-02-24 10:42:38 UTC
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2013-03-04 07:39:57 UTC
gnome-media-3.4.0-4.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.

Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2013-03-04 07:40:16 UTC
gnome-media-3.4.0-4.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.

Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2013-03-04 22:37:31 UTC
Package gnome-media-3.4.0-4.fc18:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 18 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing gnome-media-3.4.0-4.fc18'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 13 Fedora Update System 2013-03-12 08:35:55 UTC
gnome-media-3.4.0-4.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 14 Fedora Update System 2013-03-12 08:50:17 UTC
gnome-media-3.4.0-4.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 15 D. Charles Pyle 2013-06-15 05:25:21 UTC
The same problem is affecting my machine running Fedora 19 x86_64. Look like either the bug is back or gnome devs got rid of the file.  A search for the file shows the file gnome-volume-control does not exist.  All gnome-media packages and their dependencies are installed.

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