sound system works, but system sounds don't

Mitja ajtim at
Sat Dec 18 01:04:58 GMT 2004

On Friday 17 December 2004 19:20, James Richard Tyrer wrote:
> Alexandre Courbot wrote:
> >>checking the sound system in KDE's control center (sound sytem/testing
> >> sound) works, but on selecting ans testing any ogg-file in the system
> >> messages module there's nothing to hear. Any suggestions?
> >
> > I have the same problem on one of my KDE installations (which are all
> > the same, I really don't understand why it doesn't work there). To
> > workaround this, I set the default player program in the system
> > notification tab of the control panel to "artsplay", and I get the
> > sounds. Not as nifty as if KDE did connect itself to arts to play the
> > sounds, but at least it works.
> >
> > I don't understand neither why the "testing sound" button works and
> > not the sound notifications.
> If your test sound button works and ONLY the system notification sounds
> don't work, it is probable that your:
> 	$HOME/.kde/share/config/knotify*
> files are screwed.  Delete them and it should work.
I had the same problem and when I did compile arts by myself system 
notification sound start works.
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