Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 71393
ESD not enabled by default
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:03 EDT
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Description of problem:
With both an upgrade from Red Hat 7.3 (old Gnome 1.4.x profile) and clean
install of Limbo2, ESD is not enabled by default.
If you go into Gnome Control Center > Sound you can check "Enable sound server
startup". ESD then works fine.
Somewhat Related Bug 68205: Does ESD need "-d /dev/dsp" forced in /etc/esd.conf?
I think not.
Note: Please do not enable "Sound for events" by default too.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Limbo2 and Rawhide 8/12/2002
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login to Gnome2 as an old user (Gnome 1.4.x) or new user.
2. Attempt to use ESD sound application.
ESD is not enabled by default, ESD sound applications play nothing.
ESD should be enabled by default.
Personally I would like to see this stay the way it is. esd has always done a
poor job of sound handling. The whole idea of esd/artsd is pretty backward. Is
much better to just get a card that accepts multiple wav inputs.
Well, it would be nice if XMMS worked out-of-the-box. I just tried Null and I
had to put a checkmark in the Sound preferences box and reboot to get XMMS to
play my MP3.
ESD is still not enabled by default in Null.
sopwith made some changes to libgnomeui/control-center/esound in rawhide
that may have things working.
We believe this is fixed, xmms etc. should work now.
Fix confirmed with libgnome-2.0.2-5.