Well, I know there are many ways to mute in KMix (I think I've futzed with them all), and that seems to be my problem. Too many options! I have a Dell Inspiron with those nifty multimedia keys and while they all seem to work quite well natively with KDE and KMilo, I'm having an issue with muting. It seems my XF86Audio key for muting only sends the signal to mute the master channel, not all of them- which is quite useless when trying to mute MP3 or video sound, as they use PCM.
Does anyone know the DCOP equivalent to right clicking on the KMix icon in the systray and selecting Mute? That seems to be the only way I've found to mute everything at once as it looks like it mutes at the base soundcard level, not by channel.
...one by one, I'm tweaking this system to work -just- how I want it. I'm >< close.