From the top... how do I get sound working in F11 ?

Kam Leo kam.leo at
Tue Jul 14 21:18:54 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 1:18 PM, Linuxguy123<linuxguy123 at> wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-07-14 at 12:15 -0700, Kam Leo wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 11:22 AM, Linuxguy123<linuxguy123 at> wrote:
>> > I've been using F11 since it came out and it works great. But I haven't
>> > had any sound since I did the upgrade.  Sound worked great in F10. Its
>> > getting old not having sound.  How do I get it working ?
>> >
>> [snip]
>> > I've removed pulseaudio and mplayer and removed the .mplayer folder and
>> > then reinstalled mplayer.
>> >
>> > How should I proceed from here ?
>> >
>> > Thanks
>> Sound also failed for me when I upgraded my virtual machine from F10.
>> It also failed on a new virtual machine install of F11.  Status for
>> sound is as follows:
>> VM upgrade of F10 to F11:
>>     Removed PA.
>>     Unable to remove Alsa because of dependency hell.  (Most
>> everything is tied to it.)
>>     Download and installed Open Sound System driver rpm:
>>     Got sound and a mixer but no master volume control for Gnome taskbar.
>> VM F11 install:
>>       No sound device. PA Manager/Device Chooser and find device or
>> defaults to null.
>>       Removed PA
>>       Enabled OSS sound support in /etc/modprobe.d/dist-oss.conf
>>       After restart: Sound card detected. Alsa mixer works.  No master
>> volume control for Gnome.
>> I also have virtual machine instances of openSUSE 11.1 and Ubuntu 9.04
>> installed on the same machine. Sound works in both.  As far as I am
>> aware both distros use Pulse Audio. So, where or how did Fedora
>> developers get off track and derail sound?
> Thanks for detailing your process, but I can't help but notice its for a
> VM instead of an actual installation like I am running.  Does anyone
> have tips for a non VM installation ?
> Why did you have to download the oss driver from a non Fedora location ?

Fedora no longer supports OSS.

> What is Fedora expecting us to use and what do we need to do to get it
> working ?

Good question.

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