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Re: Sound doesn't work, again!

On 5/16/2009 1:37 PM, Dimi Paun wrote:
> Folks,
> Yesterday I had to reboot -- this is highly stressful experience
> for me, as *every* time I do that something doesn't work, especially
> something to do with sound.
> Sure enough, I can no longer turn the sound loud enough, despite
> fscking around with alsamixer, and a myriad of other sliders all
> over the place.
> Guys, I am using _standard_ hardware, I am running a _standard_
> F11 install. I am doing nothing special! And yet, I can not get
> more than 24h of reliable sound out of my system!!!
> Newsflash! It is 2009! Sound Just Doesn't Work (TM)!
> How is a regular user supposed to use this system? I have spent *tens*
> of hours trying to get it to work, It just doesn't! I filed bug reports,
> investigated, etc. Lennart is very helpful, I appreciate it. 
> Yet, basic sound output is a _total_ nightmare:
>   https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=501122
>   https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=500657
>   https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=497550
>   https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=493788
> I have more Linux experience than 99.99% of all Linux users, and it
> managed to almost break me. Is a "normal" user to have a better
> experience? If so, I'd love to know how. I really do.
> Guys, please understand: I love all the tricks that I can do with PA.
> They are really neat. But they mean _zero_ if basic sound just doesn't
> work! Even controlling volume is a nightmare (bug 501122).
> Does anybody care that in AD 2009 we ship a system where getting basic
> sound of one's computer would make a grown man cry?

"How is a regular user supposed to use this system?". Your system? Or my
system. I prefer to use my system. My sound works just fine thank you.

Now if you turn off the 'rant mode' and provide some more information,
other than "Sound Just Doesn't Work (TM)!" I would think that several
here might be more than willing to try to help you.



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