KDE4.4 breaks pulseaudio sound

Brendan mailinglist at endosquid.com
Thu Feb 18 22:24:36 GMT 2010

On Thursday 18 February 2010, James Tyrer wrote:
> 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.
> This is strange.  Just got KDE-4.4 running yesterday after some compile
> issues so I might not be much help.
> I find that if I open: "Multimedia" in SystemSettings that I no longer
> have PulseAudio listed as a choice for an Output Device.  So, I checked
> and, yes, Phonon was built with PulseAudio support.
> So, although I have no problem playing sound through my hardware device
> (the only choice listed), I am very puzzled.
> The place to start is with SystemSettings.  What does your install list
> if you go to: "Multimedia" in SystemSettings?

Had this happen. Had to do a find on /dev looking for audio group 
files....make them read and execute..Worked for me.
find /dev -group audio -type c -exec chmod a+rw '{}' ';'
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