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Associated release criterion
This test case is associated with the Fedora_38_Beta_Release_Criteria#working-sound release criterion. If you are doing release validation testing, a failure of this test case may be a breach of that release criterion. If so, please file a bug and nominate it as blocking the appropriate milestone, using the blocker bug nomination page.


This test case tests whether basic sound playback is successful.

How to test

  1. Ensure your hardware is correctly connected so you ought to be able to hear sound: i.e., you have speakers or headphones connected to the speaker output on your sound adapter, or a receiver connected to a S/PDIF output
  2. If using an S/PDIF connection, run the volume control applet (command gnome-volume-control for GNOME), go to the Hardware tab, select the appropriate device, and set the Profile to an appropriate choice (output should be 'Digital Stereo (IEC958)')
  3. If your system has multiple sound devices, run the volume control applet (command gnome-volume-control for GNOME), go to the Output tab, and select the appropriate one
  4. Shut your system down entirely, then start it up again and log in to the desktop
  5. Run the default desktop media player - for GNOME, this is Totem, command totem or Videos in the system menus
  6. Try to play a sound file located on your computer, or from a remote server with the Open Location option - for example this one ( Make sure it is in a supported format; Ogg Vorbis is a safe choice

Expected Results

  1. You should be able to hear the sound playing. You should not have to adjust any default volume settings in order to hear the sound