[kde-linux] No sound with non-kde application

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at acm.org
Mon Jan 14 19:59:59 UTC 2008

Lisa Reynolds wrote:
> I'm running OpenSuse 10.2 (X86_64) and KDE 3.5.5 release 45
> I have an ac97 soundcard as part of the motherboard (K8N4-E).
> And I'm new to Linux too.
> I have a high-end 3D animation application that I can't get any sound  
> out of, neither warning sounds nor audio files.  I have set KDE to  
> auto-suspend the sound system if it is idle for more than 2 seconds  
> and I have made sure that the sound card is configured as card 0.  
> Setting the sound card to auto-detect or ALSA had no impact on the  
> application.
> What else can I check to see why this happens? It was suggested that  
> other programs like Firefox might grab the sound system, but I've  
> tried it with no other apps running and still have the same results.  
> I'll be communicating with the app's manufacturer about this, what  
> questions should I be asking them about how their application handles  
> sound?

I really hate it when this happens -- and I mean it, similar stuff 
happens to me.

The first thing to do is see if you can get sound from a KDE 
application, or go to the Control Center: Sound System and click the 
"Test Sound" button.



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