I used to use the command line play and playwave commands in bash scripts, to play a sound when a milestone is reached in my multi-phase backup script.
In fedora 8, after Pulse audio system is not working any more.
However, KDE/Gnome programs can play music just fine. MPlayer/Totem can play movies with audio without problems too.
The Fedora8 tool in the System/Preferences/Hardware/Sound can play any sample sounds in the Sounds tab of Sound Preferences.
Looks like only play and playwave commands are not working. The error message is:
[miguel@oldbit ~]$ playwave /usr/share/sounds/k3b_success1.wav
Couldn't open audio: No available audio device
[miguel@oldbit ~]$ play /usr/share/sounds/k3b_success1.wav
*** PULSEAUDIO: Unable to connect: Connection refused
play stio: Failed writing default: cannot open audio device
How can I play sounds with commands play/playwave in Fedora8/Pulse ?