Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 70471
Error dialog: Couldn't open mixer device
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:58:27 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90)
Description of problem:
When Gnome desktop starts up, I get a error dialog:
Couldn't open mixer device /dev/sound/mixer.
I do not have a sound card, so I did not select any audio packages for install.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install no audio packages on machine without sound card
2. login using gnome
For now dealt with this by dropping the mixer applet off the default panel.
This is no longer a problem for me since I installed null.