KDE4.4 breaks pulseaudio sound

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Thu Feb 18 19:03:47 GMT 2010

On Thursday 18 February 2010 15:16:08 paulo wrote:
> Hi,
> Just installed kde4.4, and I have absolutely no sound from kde.
> Kmix, amarok, etc, (basically all apps that use phonon) break on startup.
> Actually they don't even start.
> Even system settings will lock when I try to access the sound settings.
> However the sound still works. For example, I can use mplayer a select
> alsa directly (with the -ao foo).
> So this seems to be a pulseaudio bug.
> Solutions? Anyone working on this?
PA works perfectly here.  I presume that you have fully updated?  What is the 
backend setting in SystemSettings > Multimedia?

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