I've recently installed kubuntu for a test of KDE (version 4.7.3) and it seems ok except for sound not working. In the phonon configuration thing on the "audio hardware setup" tab I can choose my sound card (it's a USB one, not the HDMI it defaults to) and the test works but if I press apply then go to the "device preference" tab the test there does not work and nor does sound in any program that uses phonon.
I've tried with and without ~/.asoundrc defaulting to the USB card but it makes no difference. Can anyone tell me what I'm missing? I've been a Linux user for years and this is my first time trying to use a gui config thing and it has me stumped
Thanks in advance!