Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75469
running gnome mixer breaks xawtv sound
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:00:56 EST
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Description of problem:
When I run xawtv under gnome in RH8.0, I get the TV but no sound. I have a
Fly '98 TV card and I have installed it manually in /etc/modules.conf,
under previous versions of RH I didn't get this problem.
Under another apps, for example xmms, I don't have any problem with sound.
My sound card is SB PCI64 with ess1370 (I guess) chipset.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install RH 8.0 with gnome
2.Install a bt878 Fly '98 TV card in /etc/modules.conf
Actual Results: I don't get the sound of the TV.
Expected Results: This was not the case under RH 7.1-7.3
I don't get any error messages or nothing seems to be wrong.
These are the lines I have added to /etc/modules.conf :
options bttv pll=1 radio=1 card=56
options tuner type=5
post-install bttv /sbin/modprobe "-k" tuner; \
/sbin/modprobe "-k" msp3400
Same here. I also have a bt878 card, and my modules.conf (the relevant part)
alias char-major-81-1 bttv
options bttv card=41 radio=1
(I also have a webcam, hence the 81-1).
I had no problem whatsoever under 7.1, 2 or 3.
Bill, i think it's something wrong in modules.conf, but i cannot fix it because
i don't have this hardware for testing.
It works for me with Hauppauge (bt848).
Hm, in 7.x, did it automatically load btaudio for you?
I discovered that the (my) problem is with gnome sound mixer. When I do a fresh
install and don't ever run mixer, everything runs fine. I can adjust the sound
with the sound applet on gnome panel. But when i run the mixer, just one time,
i can never get the sound with xawtv back.
So this is a workaround and my system runs now fine.
This bug doesn't seem to be exist on RH 9.
Mixer and xawtv run both properly, at least on my configuration, which i have
If this is fixed in RH9, I'm going to close. Please reopen if you can
reproduce in FC2.