[Bug 86133] New: kdemultimedia package breaks sound

Klaus Voelker kavaumail-kde at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 28 02:00:55 BST 2004

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           Summary: kdemultimedia package breaks sound
           Product: kdemultimedia
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Gentoo Packages
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: kde-multimedia kde org
        ReportedBy: kavaumail-kde yahoo com

Version:            (using KDE KDE 3.2.3)
Installed from:    Gentoo Packages
Compiler:          gcc version 3.3.3 
OS:                Linux

A lot of people seem to have problems with the kdemultimedia package breaking the alsa sound after installation. See for example <a href="http://dot.kde.org/1070894366/1071099818/">this thread</a> or <a href="http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2004/05/thallma_91_sndsilence.html">this SuSE help page</a>. Since I found no bug report addressing this, I thought I should write one.

As for myself, I had a Gentoo installation with the sound working fine, until I installed the kdemultimedia package and rebooted. Afterwards the sound was dead, and after hours of googling I found that I had to mute the IEC958 channels. I think the kdemultimedia package should better not touch those settings if they cause so many problems.

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