Why is in Gnome Settings testing the output device not working?
Reproducible: Start Settings, click Sound, in section Output click Test, in the appearing requester click either button for Front Right or Front Left → You will not hear anything.
Feels like a regression, b/c it was working until ~ 9/7/2022. One of the following updates introduced that bug.
Compiled with libpipewire 0.3.57
Linked with libpipewire 0.3.57
Gnome Version: 42.2
I’m showing version 42.4 for the Gnome application Settings. I’m aware that there are multiple modules of Gnome but I just don’t know whether or how Gnome Settings is modularized.
Sure. Sound itself is not the issue. My Fedora 36 system plays sound, e.g. with Rhythmbox. However, as soon as you click at the sound category from the long left side of Setting’s application window. The sound/music stops. That stopping I’m only now finding out, thanks to your question.
My original report is simply about the Output Device part of the Sound category in Settings as it is not producing sound anymore. It did so until last week and then it presumably fell victim to some faulty update(s).
pavucontrol sometimes can be helpful but not with this issue.
Thanks again Jeff,
What I have called Gnome Settings …
… does not show its name in the about section,
… starts when you click the upper most right part of the Gnome desktop,
… also starts when you put gnome-control-center as a command in the terminal,
… returns “gnome-control-center 42.3” when you put gnome-control-center --version
As someone not used to Fedora I’m sorry for not giving the correct name of the part I am reporting about. Perhaps it would be a good idea to specify the name of what I called Gnome Settings in the about section along with the correct version number of it.