Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 70355
crash (?) when testing sound
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:03 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
Behavior is reproducible with /usr/sbin/firstboot --reconfig.
Any error messages from firstboot in /var/log/messages?
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.
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.
Confirmed that redhat-config-soundcard-0.9.9-1 does indeed require sox now.