Intermittent audio errors at login

Rex Dieter rdieter at
Thu May 28 14:55:34 UTC 2009

Rex Dieter wrote:
> Mary Ellen Foster wrote:
>> I wanted to check if anyone else is seeing this: I'm running Fedora
>> 11(-to-be) with (as far as I know) the default pulseaudio
>> configuration. Sometimes when I log in -- I'd say over 50% of the time
>> but I'm not sure -- everything basically freezes (mouse moves, menus
>> work, but nothing starts) for over a minute. Then I get a dialogue box
>> titled "Removed Sound Devices" that says:
>> KDE detected that one or more internal sound devices were removed.
>> *Do you want KDE to permanently forget about these devices?*
> In general, the name(s) of devices sometimes change on kernel/driver
> updates, and in my experience, it's safe to say "yes" to that question,
> else, you'll continue to get it on each subsequent login.

<aside>It's one of those times where kde may have err'd on the side of 
providing too much information, and asking a question where a vast 
majority of users won't be able to answer.</aside>

-- Rex

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