[kde-linux] Sound problem on KDE-svn-trunk

Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at cox.net
Sun Nov 15 15:11:52 UTC 2009

Farhad Hedayati Fard posted on Sun, 15 Nov 2009 18:03:51 +0330 as

> Hi, I have compiled KDE trunk on kubuntu 9.10 , on kde 4.3.3 which i was
> using before compiling trunk , I had sound , but now , sound system
> fails to start, I removed ~/.kde/share/config/phonon* but it didn't make
> any difference. then I upgraded alsa to ver.1.0.21 , and used alsaconf
> to install sound card again,
> btw, i can play mp3s on tty1 with mplayer, but i can't play them in
> konsole, this is the output of mplayer in konsole :


> [pulse] working around probably broken pause functionality,
>         see http://www.pulseaudio.org/ticket/440
> waitpid(): No child processes
> AO: [pulse] Init failed: Internal error Failed to initialize audio
> driver 'pulse'

See "paulo"'s posts on the general kde list, from just a few hours ago.  
I don't know if he's on trunk or not, and he didn't mention which 
distribution either, so there's not a lot to go on there.  However, he 
mentioned having issues with sound, disabling pulse, recompiling a couple 
problem apps against alsa, and he was up and running again.  YMMV as they 
say, but here, I had enough problems with sound servers to last two 
lifetimes with arts on kde3, and don't have much use for them any more.  
Pulse is, needless to say, a sound server...

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