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So, I've managed to tackle most of the weird hardware issues I've been having with fc3, but I still can't make sound work on kde reliably. If I log into gnome, sound works fine, but when I log into KDE, no sound. Then if I run the "detect soundcard' utility, it sees my sound card, and when I press play test or whatever the button is, the program hangs and I have to kill it, but the sound starts working. Completely baffled by this one. Is there some command gnome runs on loing to load configs that kde is missing? It did this under gdm, and I've switched to kdm because I prefer it and to see if it makes any difference, but it dosn't.
I've updated my whole system, which fixed a few things, but still can't get this working.
thanks for the suggestions, now it just seems weirder
when I log in, the sound dosn't work, but arts is running. I start xmms and it starts playing and nothing comes out.
then, I run the 'detect soundcard util', and it sees the soundcard correctly. I hit the 'play test sound' button, and the util imediately hangs, but xmms starts comming out the speakers. so I kill the util, and arts is still running, under the same pid. It seems like making that util try to play the sound flips some switch somewhere that makes it work. So, for now I just have to run that and make it crash every time I log in.
Its an old sound blaster card too, should be a pretty well tested driver.
i have a simillar problem. i can detect and play the sound test, but it is very low and recording using i the sound recorder failed. i was thinking it could be a voice application and my last option is to try another card.
I might just be "stating the bleed'n obvious" here - but in my FC2 setup there's an option under Start->Preferences called where you can set an option to "Load sound server at startup" (or something like that - sorry but I'm away from my Linux box at the moment). That's in Gnome. See if that's selected. There may be an equivilant option for KDE. It tripped me up when I first installed FC2.
Sorry but that's the limit of sound issues knowledge (just about the limit of my knowledge full-stop...)