[SOLVED] Audigy2 and Pulse audio pop up about 'devices removed from the system'
Running Fedora 11 on a i845e/P4 northwood machine with GF6800 and Audigy2 sound card.
Every once in a while after rebooting a pop up will tell me that audio hardware was removed from the system, and it's referring to Audigy2 side speakers. There is an option to forget about those devices permanently.
What I don't understand is, why was that device detected in the 1st place and why the system thinks it was removed, even though there was no change to hardware on the box or to kernel and software.
I am just using the machine to read web, emails and to place Skype calls.
Some updates were installed, but it was never a coincidence that a pop-up would come after a reboot after updates were installed. It is absolutely random. I reboot this machine often, as I am trying to compile a custom kernel, which is not working so I am constantly falling back onto the kernel which came with the very 1st update after install, which is 188.8.131.52-96-fc11.i686.PAE
It is also weird that before I reinstalled Fedora onto the new hdd I just bought, I ran it for a while in exactly same configuration, but back then Skype allowed me to select among Pulse audio and several physical interfaces in its Audio options tab. Now I only have Pulse audio there. It still works, just looks different and it took me a long while to find proper mixer channel set up to make Pulse audio capture from the microphone during the Skype calls.
It's kind of important to have Skype working, so I would like to understand how to properly set up multimedia on this box if god forbid I have to reinstall Fedora again.
Sorry for a long post