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[Bug 581365] New: Trying to play sound as ordinary user mutes sound until next reboot
  • From: bugzilla_noreply@xxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 18:38:50 +0000
  • Message-id: <bug-581365-21960@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/>

Summary: Trying to play sound as ordinary user mutes sound
until next reboot
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE 11.2
Version: Final
Platform: x86-64
OS/Version: openSUSE 11.2
Status: NEW
Severity: Normal
Priority: P5 - None
Component: Sound
AssignedTo: tiwai@xxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: Tokugawa.Ieyasu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
QAContact: qa@xxxxxxx
Found By: ---
Blocker: ---

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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-GB; rv:
Gecko/20100115 SUSE/3.6.0-1.2 Firefox/3.6

If I right away after booting run an app with audio output (amarok, kaffeine,
systemsettings sound test, Yast sound test etc.) as root using "kdesu", it
plays audio just fine. If I however run an app with audio output as ordinary
user, I just get a short popping noise and no sound at all, and the speaker
symbol in the system tray instantly changes into a "Mute" icon. Opening KMix
and unchecking "Mute" apparently does nothing to un-mute the sound, as I still
don't get any sound. Once the sound has been muted once like that, I don't even
get sound anymore if it run an app with audio output as root!
I have to reboot to be able to get sound again (using "kdesu").

PC is a desktop PC with Realtek HD Alc885 onboard sound, only stereo speakers
Kernel #1 SMP PREEMPT 2010-01-27 08:20:11 +0100 x86_64
x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open an app with sound output (amarok, kaffeine, systemsettings sound test
etc.) as ordinary user
2. Try to play sound

Actual Results:
You only get a short popping noise, and sound is muted. Speaker symbol in
system tray instantly changes into a "Mute" icon. Un-muting sound doesn't work,
sound is muted until next reboot.

Expected Results:
Sound isn't muted and plays normally in apps run as ordinary user.

The following has already been tried, without any success:

- adding my user account to audio, pulse and pulseaccess groups (it was only in
video group before)
- creating a new user account
- installing the newest versions of alsa, libasound2 and pulseaudio from the
multimedia-kmp repository, as well as installing alsa-driver-kmp-desktop

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