total frustration with sound in Fedora 8
danny at anatomy.usyd.edu.au
Fri Feb 8 22:52:45 UTC 2008
> > * I can't use totem or rhythmbox as they crash, killing firefox and
> > starting gnome-screensaver (and eventually killing by X session)
> > [I'm not using gnome or kde]
Rex Dieter asked:
> What DE are you using? In particular, which LOGINMANAGER? (gdm, kdm,
> other?). the login manager is what grants your session rights to session,
> devices (audio!), etc...
I'm not using a DE at all, I'm running 9wm, which is probably the
smallest window manager that exists. But I am going to run level 5,
and looking at /etc/X11/prefdm, I think I'm defaulting to gdm as the
My suspicion is that the audio daemons started by gdm are dying
silently, hence the "now it works now it doesn't" symptoms.
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