[kde-linux] kde and alsa

Mikhail Umorin mikeumo at sbcglobal.net
Mon Apr 16 18:41:12 UTC 2007

> Well, thing is, the rest of KDE is compiled with audio support therefore
> it needs alsa to work, even if you don't have a sound card.  I use
> Gentoo and it compiles everything and I can disable alsa and then it
> wouldn't need alsa but since you are using a distro that comes already
> compiled, that may not be a option for you.  It's sort of like this,
> take KDE with alsa as it is or learn how to compile all the KDE packages
> without alsa support so you can get rid of alsa.  Since Mandriva is not
> really designed for you to do all that, it would be a uphill battle
> since KDE is a large package.
> Hope the helps.
> Dale
> :-)  :-)

Thank you for clarification. I thought it was a matter of run-time settings.

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