[kde-linux] KDE 3.5 Sound

VANESSE Daniel dvanesse at namsa.nato.int
Fri Jul 21 08:40:17 UTC 2006

If you still do not get any sound from KDE when setting the audio device
to "autodetect" or "ALSA", try with OSS (Open Sound System) and
configure the related application accordingly. Also set the auto suspend
to 60 seconds or more  and check the option "run with hightest possible

That is the way I could make KDE work on a laptop IBM T43P 

Have fun ...

Daniel Vanesse
Air Defence Programme
L-8355 Capellen
Tel:  (+352) 3063 6516
Fax: (+352) 3063 4800
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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