Originally Posted by muslim
Had you tried killing any task which concern Kaffeine (e.g. by using Ksysguard) and then run it again?
No, I've not killed anything... yet.
EDIT: It's always the same whether I reboot or log out or restart X... every time I log in as my main user, kaffeine won't start.
Here's what I've tried so far:
I've tried to start kaffeine as root. It works just fine. Then I tried to create another user and start kaffeine. That works, too, but the new user has no sound. FYI, I've inserted esd into my daemons list in rc.conf (I don't know if that's really necessary to have sound in Arch... I've set up the main user account to use esd via arts, and it works fine, so I didn't change this.) I also have ALSA configured using alsaconf. Sound is not an issue with the main user account.
I also tried to move all my configuration folders and files from /home/user to another location to see if kaffeine would work, and indeed it does. But the sound is gone if I do that.
I suspect it has to do with how my KDE is configured, but I'm not sure.
EDIT: I've also added the user account to audio, video, optical, and storage groups, but that didn't help.
Also, switching to tty1 where X errors are shown, I can see lots of errors concerning kaffeine, something about bad mime type or something. I'd have to double check this once I'm home. Where is the log located, btw?
I can perhaps copy & paste the errors.