F13 and sound in Thunderbird

mike cloaked mike.cloaked at gmail.com
Sun Aug 22 17:30:19 UTC 2010


On Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 6:00 PM, mike cloaked <mike.cloaked at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have just installed a new f13 system clean in a machine that was
> previously running and needed updating and I have a problem that I
> can't fix.
>
> Everything that I have tested works just fine, except that in
> Thunderbird (both stock as well as latest nightly) if you go to
> Edit->Preferences->General and click to play a sound for incoming
> mail, then if you select the system sound it works, but if you ask it
> to play a .wav file then it does not but instead plays the default
> system sound ( a beep ) when email arrives.
>
> I have tried to run alsamixer from a terminal and have only a limited
> number of options but the few things that are visible are set on and
> at a reasonable level and this seems not to help. I have pavucontrol
> and paman installed but nothing there seems to help either for
> pulseaudio control.
>
> Yet in a terminal using aplay xxxx.wav does play the sound file
> perfectly, so sound appears to both be on and working.
>
> Does anyone else have this issue?  If so is there a known workaround?
> I am guessing this is a bug in Thunderbird, but could be a problematic
> interaction between Thunderbird and pulseaudio?
>
> Any information gratefully received that might get this working.... oh
> and this is from Gnome as the desktop.

This looks like perhaps a bug in Thunderbird that has not been fixed -


https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=579877

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=561551

-- 
mike c


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