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Re: sound problems



On Tue, 2008-01-29 at 22:59 +0100, Nigel Henry wrote:
> On Tuesday 29 January 2008 22:15, Gerhard Magnus wrote:
> > I've recently installed FC8 and have been trying to get the sound to
> > work. The system-config-soundcard plays its tune but everything else is
> > silent. Back in the day, you only had to turn up the volume on alsamixer
> > but now when I try starting alsamixer I get the message " ***
> > PULSEAUDIO: Unable to connect: Connection refused."
> >
> > Does each application have to be configured to work with pulseaudio?
> >
> > Why does something as simple as sound on a PC require a Senior Tech to
> > work in Fedora?
> >
> > For starters:
> > (1) How do I get the mplayer plugin I have up and running in Firefox to
> > include sound?
> > (2) How do I get sound from xmms?
> >
> > Any roadmaps or even pointers in the right direction would be
> > appreciated.
> >
> > Jerry
> 
> Personally, I just disabled pulseaudio on F8, when I found it complaining with 
> the PULSEAUDIO: Unable to connect: Connection refused, sort of thing.
> 
> Easily done with a yum remove alsa-plugins-pulseaudio
> 
> Now your sound should be back working as it was before.
> 
> Nigel.
> 
Thanks for the quick fix -- sometimes the old ways are best.

In trying to fix this I looked at a lot of different pulseaudio
documentation (and user complaints). Could someone suggest the most
reliable source(s) of information about getting this interesting
software to work?



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