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

2009/7/15  <gilpel altern org>:
>> Fedora was expecting to use PulseAudio but you removed that as your
> predicate. That puts you with a vocal minority who would rather gripe
> about pulse audio than make it work so it will be up to them to tell you
> how to solve the sound issues that you 'fixed' by removing pulseaudio
> package.
> I didn't remove pulseaudio:
> yum install pulseaudio
> Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
> Setting up Install Process
> Package pulseaudio-0.9.15-14.fc11.x86_64 already installed and latest version
> Nothing to do
> Since I find my volume is too low, I tried pavucontrol as suggested. (No
> pamixer available from yum.)
> I receive:
> Connection failed: Connection refused

try this killall pulseaudio
rm -rf /tmp/puls*
pulseaudio -D (to restart)

I remember getting stale pulseaudio file in /tmp back in F9 days and
this cured it

> I can see the settings for output devices are set to 100% in the interface
> but since the connection fails, I can't be sure the figure is correct and
> I can't change it.
> One thing is sure: it isn't possible to get as much juice from my preamp
> as SMplayer delivers. By default, the sound is rather weak, even with
> alsamixer set to max.
> Also, I removed Totem and installed Mplayer because I couldn't watch
> features at Radio-Canada with Totem. I'm not sure how this would work with
> Totem, but I can't set the system so that it plays the DVD just by
> clicking on the icon.
> System - Preferences - File Management - Media finds "no application" to
> play video DVDs and there is no way to enter preferred applications. For
> audio CDs, XMMS which, I believe is the default for the GNOME
> installation, is still installed and it's "no application again", no way
> to enter any.
> For playing DVDs, SMPlayer does a good job so, we're not talking about a
> major glitch here, mainly if you put an icon for SMPlayer in the panel.
> But if people come from the Mac world, they'll really find it terrible if
> you can't start a DVD by clicking on it.
> I would be better if this was fixed. Even though the default volume I now
> have is not unbearably low, it would also be prefereable if there was a
> way to adjust it with pavucontrol. (Maybe this works on 32 bit systems. I
> have no idea.)
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