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Re: Sound doesn't work, again!

On 5/16/2009 7:44 PM, Dimi Paun wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-05-16 at 18:14 -0400, David wrote:
>> 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.
> Hm, and I thought linking to 4 bugs report would provide enough
> of "information". But sure, let me be more clear. 
> This morning I had to reboot. This is the result:
>    https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=501122
> I have reported for weeks that I can't get more than 24h of reliable
> sound:
>    https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=500657
> (I have a hard time imagining that I'm the only one experiencing this)
> Moreover, my comment about "How is a regular user supposed to use this
> system?" was reflecting the fact that we have a strange combination
> of volume controls and sliders that have the interesting property of
> allowing too little control than is required in real life, all the while
> being obscure and complicated with respect to what they control.
> (please see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=501122 for
> info).
> However, this rant is about more than just bug reports. The current
> situation is not acceptable. I have been reporting for years that
> I do not have reliable sound, yet little has changed. 
> The fact that some systems work is not indicative of reliability. 
> It is more informative in such cases to look at systems that do _not_
> work, like mine. There is a lot of emphasis placed on all sort
> of fancy features (like network support, etc) all the while basic
> sound in widely used apps like Flash and Skype having _serious_
> problems. And when they are reported as such, you are told off that
> these are closed source apps. Rubbish.

1) Your oldest bug is about three weeks old. The other three are three
days old. The oldest bug did receive attention but I do not believe that
you supplied the requested information from what I read.

2) In that oldest bug you said that you have a pre-release of Fedora 11,
which would be the development branch known ad Rawhide, running on your
production machine. That does not make good sense.

Might I suggest that you install a release version of Fedora. I would
suggest Fedora 10 as Fedora 9 will EOL in a little over a month? that
way your production machine can still do it's job and you can have more
time to research your problem.

I say 'your problem' because it also appears that no one else has this
problem. At least not that I can see.

Good luck.


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