Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 88529
gnome lockup with missing audiofiles
Last modified: 2013-04-02 00:17:58 EDT
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Description of problem:
I just upgraded from 8.0 to 9. Under Gnome 2.2, I went into preferences | sound
and clicked on the sound events tab. I started playing each sound. When I got
down to New Mail & clicked, I got an error message saying the file doesn't exist
& then another message saying I should install gnome-audio. I clicked ok & the
whole session locked up. I was only able to get out of gnome by pressing
ctl-alt-backspace. I was then unable to log into gnome under that account. I
logged in by the root account, did a "touch /usr/share/sounds/phone.wav" and
then I was able to get in. I turned off sounds.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.I went into preferences | sound and clicked on the sound events tab.
2.Select New Mail and click on play.
Actual Results: I got an error message saying the file doesn't exist & then
another message saying I should install gnome-audio. I clicked ok & the whole
session locked up. I was only able to get out of gnome by pressing
Expected Results: Should have played a sound.
Shouldn't phone.wav be in the package? I'm listing this bug as "high" since
locking up the Gnome session is entirely unexpected and just too much
excitement. In my opinion, this is 2 bugs. 1 file is missing, 2 Gnome goes
unstable if the file is missing.
I filed this against 8.0 (for "question.wav" - which, BTW, is still missing as
well). The bug was closed and I was told to install gnone-audio. See: 81298 and:
I think the lockup is really the serious problem here
(all the sounds in gnome-audio are pretty bad anyhow)
The lockup problem went away during a kernel upgrade. The motherboard was a via
KT400 with the onboard audio chip. The phone.wav file is still missing and gnome
still insists that I install gnome-audio.
This is too simple of a problem not to fix. Just add the phone.wav file and put
it in rawhide. It's not like there's any coding.