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Re: When will we ever have an upgrade with sound that just works ?

On Fri, 2009-07-24 at 10:38 -0600, Linuxguy123 wrote:
> I've been using Redhat/Fedora since RH8.
> It seems that every time we get a new version sound gets broken and I
> have to go through a whole complicated and convoluted troubleshooting
> sequence to get it running again.
> Wireless networking used to be like that and now it seems to work
> release after release.  When will sound get the same attention to detail
> that Wireless got ?
> Sound worked just fine in F8 and F10, after some fiddling, of course.
> Along comes F11 and I've got nothing, in spite of spending literally
> days mucking and fiddling around.  The pundits say that the problem is
> my complicated, unsupported sound card (Intel HDA), but it worked just
> fine in F8 and F10 and it hasn't changed since.  If it ran fine in F8
> and F10, why should it suddenly be OK to NOT run in F11 ?
> The funny part of all this is the pulse audio component.  Pulse audio
> seems to be bug ridden.  There doesn't seem to be any real documentation
> for troubleshooting it.  And yet one gets chastised if one says they
> want to remove it and run without it.
> Oh, yeah... I forgot... Fedora is bleeding edge.  The funny thing is
> that we've been bleeding on the sound card issues since RH8 and there
> doesn't seem to be any end in sight.  And I would hardly call sound
> systems leading edge in this day and age.
> When (and how) will this madness end ?
all software has bugs. Some bugs are worse than others. I have heard
many reports of problems with variations of the Intel motherboard audio
so I think you are not unique.

The way problems get fixed is to have a repeatable installation and a
repeatable problem and report to bugzilla so the software developers
know that there is a problem, can get information from you as to your
hardware, suggest changes and then these changes will be incorporated
into the distribution.

Belly aching on the list doesn't do much to change things but if it
makes you feel better, then by all means...


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