After I upgraded my laptop Fedora 11, I lost some of the functionality due to pulse audio changes.
When I use the system with a single user everything works fine (except for much less options in audio volume levels, but that's no issue). And when I "su" to root, I can still get audio. However when I su to another user, I lose all the audio support.
The only workaround is modprobing "alsa-pcm-oss", "chroot a+w /dev/dsp", and killing pulse-audio server. Yet then I can only use the audio in the second user, and no longer in the primary one. Also the volume control no longer works (even in alsa-mixer)
Is there a way to have a "system wide pulse server" so that any program run with any user account can output audio?