[問] Debian Testing Gnome sound applications problem - with half solution

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Dear All :

Long time ago, I post a message regarding to the Debian Testing Gnome sound applications problem. (please refer the message at the end).

Although some suguestion had replied to me but it still not work.

Today , I looked on the GStreamer packages and found that Debian Testing installed the gstreamer-alsa package for Gnome by default .

However ,the Debian Testing installer will not install alsa server during standard installation.

Debian Testing installer will install OSS sound server by default. (That is why KDE did not have problem, only Gnome had problem.)

The Debian Testing Gnome sound applications will never work because it always looking for Alsa server which had never been installed.

After I install the gstreamer0.8-oss ,OSS plugin for GStreamer. All the Debian Testing Gnome sound applications are working .

However , there still had some problem on Gnome sound Recorder, I still got the error message when tried to play back the recorded ogg file:

" could not open device /dev/dsp or writing"

When I checked the GStreamer setting at 多媒體系統選擇器 (gstreamer-properties),
The testing on osssink is working but testing on ossrc is not working.

I will get the error message:

無法產生‘OSS - Open Sound System’的管線測試

I think that is the root cause for Gnome sound Recorder problem

Remark: I had set my account in the audio group with access right Hex 0666.

Any one can help on this problem and report back to Debian Gnome team ?

K. M. Lau

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past message :

gnome-volume-control is never working
提交人:kmlhk79 時間:五, 12/31/2004 - 23:52

No, for standard debian testing, the gnome-volume-control is never working. I did more than ten installation.

It always have the following error message when I start gnome-volume-control:

"對不起,找不到混音元件或裝置"

I have add my user ID to all groups , still not work.

But Kde mixer working fine with out problem. Mplayer need to select OOS else not work as well.

Actually, all the Gnome sound program on testing is not work.

For example :

gnome-sound-recorder will get:
程式“gnome-sound-recorder”不正常地結束。

rhythmbox will get :
無法產生音效輸出元件;請檢查軟體是否已正確安裝

How can I over come this problem on Gnome ?

Gnome is hopeless compare with KDE on Debian .

I am running Kernel 2.6.8-1 and Gnome 2.8 on Debian testing.

kmlhk79

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There are the alsa related pa

There are the alsa related packaged on my box:

ii alsa-base 1.0.8-6 ALSA driver configuration files
ii alsa-utils 1.0.8-3 ALSA utilities
ii gamix 1.99.p14.debia Graphical sound mixer for ALSA
ii libasound2 1.0.8-2 ALSA library
ii libasound2-dev 1.0.8-2 ALSA library development files
ii libesd-alsa0 0.2.35-2 Enlightened Sound Daemon (ALSA) - Shared lib

I use esd (in esound) to multiplex sounds. People said esd sucks as a sound server but it works for me, so I see no problem.

Gnome sound applications 是不能正常工作的

你還是領略不到我的重點所在,
當你安裝全新的Debian Gnome DeskTop 之後, Gnome sound applications 是不能正常工作的.因為在正常的安裝(CD install),它會安裝OOS sound server,而不是Esd 或Alsa .Gnome 和 installer 不 match, 這是不妥當的Bug.

你可以試用CD install安裝看看,KDE是可以正常出聲的,但 Gnome就不能出聲,例如Gmixer 不能正常工作.

OK, then fill a bug report to

OK, then fill a bug report to installer or gnome. No big deal.