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Bug 70355 - crash (?) when testing sound
crash (?) when testing sound
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: firstboot (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
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Blocks: 67217
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Reported: 2002-07-31 15:14 EDT by Alexandre Oliva
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-08-01 15:44:35 EDT
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Description Alexandre Oliva 2002-07-31 15:14:01 EDT
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Description of problem:
When I ask firstboot to test the sound system on my laptop (Dell Inspiron 8000
with properly-detected ESS Technology ES1983S Maestro-3i PCI Audio), it
terminates, and shortly thereafter I get the X login screen.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install limbo (2) on my Dell laptop
2.Choose to test sound on firstboot


Actual Results:  The whole firstboot thing dies, and the boot completes.

Expected Results:  Erhm...  I expected to listen to a song or so.

Additional info:

Behavior is reproducible with /usr/sbin/firstboot --reconfig.
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2002-08-01 14:55:29 EDT
Any error messages from firstboot in /var/log/messages?
Comment 2 Alexandre Oliva 2002-08-01 15:28:14 EDT
Hmm...  I've already overwritten that installation, and I couldn't get the
problem again.  However, I have a guess: I had tested that on a minimal install,
and now I  have a full install.  Perhaps some program that would be used to play
the test sound was missing in the minimal install?  It would be nice if
firstboot would test that the program was there, or perhaps even require it.
Comment 3 Brent Fox 2002-08-01 15:44:30 EDT
Yes, you're right.  redhat-config-soundcards needs to require sox so that
/usr/bin/play is available.  Chances are that the executable was missing, so
things fell apart.  I think I've got it fixed in redhat-config-soundcard-0.9.7-2.  

QA, please verify.
Comment 4 Jay Turner 2002-08-08 08:24:26 EDT
Confirmed that redhat-config-soundcard-0.9.9-1 does indeed require sox now.

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