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Old 12-03-2004, 06:46 PM   #1
Joe Soap
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Sound gone ... libkcm_arts.la


All of a sudden, my sound has disappeared. Can't play cds, mp3s, nothing.

When I open KDE's control centre > sound & multimedia > sound system, I get the following error message:

There was an error loading the module.
Details
The diagnostics is:
Library files for "libkcm_arts.la" not found in paths
Possible reasons:
An error occurred during your last KDE upgrade leaving an orphaned control module
You have old third party modules lying around.
Check these points carefully and try to remove the module mentioned in the error message. If this fails, consider contacting your distributor or packager.

It appears to be caused by a broken upgrade (?) but I haven't found a way to solve it.

Can somebody help, please?

Thanx
Joe
 
Old 12-04-2004, 03:53 AM   #2
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It appears to be caused by a broken upgrade (?) but I haven't found a way to solve it.
did you try to re-install the arts package...........??
 
Old 12-04-2004, 05:17 AM   #3
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Yep, I removed arts with apt-get. Kde-core and kde-amusements were also removed. HJaving done that, I reinstalled arts (and the other two), but nothing changed.
 
Old 12-18-2004, 10:21 AM   #4
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Talking I found a solution (works for me )!

I had exactly the same problem, and I just found a solution !
I firts tried to fool KDE by copying /usr/lib/kde3/kcm_arts.la to /usr/lib/kde3/libkcm_arts.la and the same thing for the kcm_arts.so

When I lauched "kcmshell arts" after this trick, it don't works either ... but the error message was totally different !!

It was speaking about a problem with "libGL.so" ...

In fact I had a bad version of OpenGL, an old locallly installed version.

I removed it and reinstalled the last version (1.0.5336) for my Debian Sarge.

and ... it works !!!!

So, perhaps you have a different problem (an other lib than GL missing or too old) but the little trick (renaming kcm_arts.*) could help you to have a better diagnostic.

Very strange is n't it ?
 
  


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