[kde-linux] KDE 3.5 Sound

VANESSE Daniel dvanesse at namsa.nato.int
Thu Jul 20 12:54:12 UTC 2006

I experienced the same problem on a FC4 platform and I fixed it as

In KDE control center, set "select audio device"to "Autodetect". 
Sometimes, you must also configure application specific parameters (e.g.
for MediaPlayer). For this one, I had to use "oss" and not "alsa" as

Hope that can help 

Daniel Vanesse
Air Defence Programme
L-8355 Capellen
Tel:  (+352) 3063 6516
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dvanesse at namsa.nato.int

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Humphreys [mailto:dave at datatone.co.uk] 
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2006 14:04
To: kde-linux at kde.org
Subject: [kde-linux] KDE 3.5 Sound


I'm having difficulty getting my sound to work, and I feel sure that
there must be something very simple that I'm missing.

I have working sound on the computer, using ALSA.

kmix works.

I can play audio files from the command line using artsplay.

kmix affects the replay of the sound files.

If I start up the artscontrol tool, then it shows my sound files playing
on the various FFT and VU displays.

However, I can't get anywhere with the KDE control centre sound system
settings. Everything looks OK, ALSA is selected as the hardware device;
sound system is enabled; but 'Test Sound' produces nothing.

It seems as though everything is OK up to the aRts level, but KDE
remains silent. Thre can't be too much wrong, just something little that
I have yet to discover?

Thanks in anticipation,

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