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
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.
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?