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Bug 598812 - gnome-volume-control does not function without PulseAudio
Summary: gnome-volume-control does not function without PulseAudio
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-media
Version: 13
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bastien Nocera
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-06-02 05:05 UTC by Derek
Modified: 2010-09-08 22:18 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-09-08 12:45:11 UTC

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Description Derek 2010-06-02 05:05:00 UTC
Description of problem: gnome-volume-control cannot function without PulseAudio, forcing us to fall back onto gmixer.  PulseAudio is a disaster for many users, utterly ruining linux audio.  gnome-volume-control should be able to function without pulse audio.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Fedora 13

How reproducible: Every sound card i've tried (emu10k1-based, ALC888-based, cmipci-based) has issues with Pulse that are only solved by removing Pulse.  Removing Pulse breaks gnome-volume-control

Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum remove alsa-plugins-pulseaudio pulseaudio padevchooser pavumeter paprefs pavucontrol
2. reboot/relog
3. attempt to use gnome-volume-control
Actual results:
gnome-volume-control fails to function

Expected results:
gnome-volume-control behaves as it does with Pulse

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bastien Nocera 2010-09-08 12:45:11 UTC
gnoem-volume-control doesn't work without PulseAudio, because it's a front-end to PulseAudio.

Comment 2 Derek 2010-09-08 22:18:33 UTC
yes this is a bug, because the non-pulseaudio volume control that nicely integrates with the tray was removed.  so gnome-volume-control should support both.  IMHO PulseAudio shouldn't even be installed on distros, but obviously the "shiny new features that break things" crowd continues to screw up distros.

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