After a recent update I found that I no longer had sound from programs which used the gstreamer backend (Rhythmbox, Exaile, etc) yet Amarok worked fine.

After a cursory search of the Fedora boards it was brought to my attention that some of the sound preferences had been reset. I went into System -> Preferences -> Hardware -> Sound and set the first three fields to be autodetect.

Sound Preferences

Once these were set I had sound again, yet Rhythmbox keeps crashing now. Exaile seems OK though. More as it comes.

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Well, after a successful run with Arch Linux, I got the bug. I must say that while Arch is definitely a speedy distro, Fedora is pretty darn polished. Yum is abysmally slow, but I can deal with that… for now.

In the vein of my Fedora 7 install notes (well, these should be more complete!), here is pretty much what I did for “Werewolf”

I followed the excellent MJMWired notes for most of this. I then added in Matlab (see below), and downloaded R from the CRAN. I also then added in EasyTag.

More to come