GAIM 2.0.0b5: no sound: GStreamer-CRITICAL messages

Chris Shenton chris at
Mon Nov 27 20:33:16 UTC 2006

I had audio notifications working in GAIM-1.x and lost them when I
upgraded to GAIM-2.0.0beta5.  My Tools->Preference->Sounds is set to
Automatic, as before. When audio's enabled for GAIM my X11
console reports:

(gaim:95004): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: gst_element_get_bus: assertion `GST_IS_ELEMENT (element)' failed

(gaim:95004): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: gst_bus_add_watch_full: assertion `GST_IS_BUS (bus)' failed

(gaim:95004): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: gst_element_set_state: assertion `GST_IS_ELEMENT (element)' failed

A message I found on a Linux list said that the GStreamer plugin
was probably not installed in this situation but I don't see any GAIM
plugin for GStreamer.  I have ports installed:

    Information for gstreamer-0.10.10_1:
    Development framework for creating media applications

    Information for gstreamer80-0.8.12_2:
    Development framework for creating media applications

but don't know the difference or if I should remove one or the other.

Any clues to get this working?


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