[Sugar-devel] Fix Sound activity

Art Hunkins abhunkin at uncg.edu
Wed Aug 19 09:31:02 EDT 2009

Is it anticipated that F11-for-XO1 will become *the* upgrade path for the 

Art Hunkins

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Daniel Drake" <dsd at laptop.org>
To: "OLPC Devel" <devel at lists.laptop.org>; "sugar-devel" 
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Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 4:34 AM
Subject: [Sugar-devel] Fix Sound activity

> Hi,
> All OLPC OS releases including 8.2.1 have an annoying issue, where
> activities can trash sound mixer settings. The result is that all
> Sugar activities lose the ability to play sound (they are muted) and
> sugar's volume control does not fix it. And unfortunately this becomes
> a very common issue in deployments. Speak, Measure and/or Adobe Flash
> are my key suspects in messing with sound levels.
> Anyway, I've written an activity that restores the PCM mixer, which
> acts as a workaround for this bug. Simply run the FixSound activity
> every time you lose sound.
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/FixSound
> The OS images being deployed in Paraguay and Nepal already have this
> bug fixed, and it is also fixed in the F11-for-XO1 builds that will
> hopefully reach deployment readiness in the not too distant future.
> Daniel
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