On Tue, 29 Jan 2008 13:15:38 -0800, Gerhard Magnus wrote:
I've recently installed FC8 and have been trying to get the sound
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?
(1) How do I get the mplayer plugin I have up and running in Firefox to
(2) How do I get sound from xmms?
Any roadmaps or even pointers in the right direction would be
If you run mplayer at the prompt, then
mplayer -ao pulse ... # will use pulse
mplayer -ao alsa ... # will use alsa, if yo so prefer, which is the
default in mplayer.
To force it to use pulse by default put
ao = pulse
I guess if you do that, then mplayer plug-in would have sound too.
I no longer use xmms, but I remember it had a menu where you could select
which sound system to use (alsa, oss, esd). Not sure if it has pulseaudio
I am using pulseaudio ok for the most part, with two exceptions:
1) When watching a full length movie with mplayer in full screen mplayer
freezes after about 20-30 minutes into the movie (but I can go to another
screen, open a shell and kill it). This only happens with pulseaudio, not
with alsa, so I'm using mplayer with alsa (although I haven't tested this
behavior with the latest updates).
2) flite (which is used by things like roadnav, or mail notification)
doesn't know about pulseaudio, or I don't know how to tell it to use
pulseaudio, so I can't use it at all, which is too bad. I think flite is
a good replacement for festival, and should become the default speech
synthesis system. Hope this bug will be fixed in a future release.
I can get flite (and probably anything else) to work with alsa if I
remove alsa-plugins-pulseaudio (no need to remove other pulseaudio rpms).
I'm ok with pulseaudio for now.