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Old 10-08-2005, 11:48 AM   #1
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Amarok on suse sound problem?


I just installed suse 10.0 yesterday and everything seems to be working great except amarok whenever amarok switches to another song my pcm control drops 75% I'm using the helix-pluggin anyone else having this problem?
 
Old 10-17-2005, 06:47 AM   #2
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Yeah I have too.
when using amarok it seems like my songs slow down to crawl. I am using Suse 9.1.

Im new to Linux so I couldn't offer any help. All I can do is keep on with my learning process.
 
Old 10-17-2005, 12:16 PM   #3
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Re: Amarok on suse sound problem?

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I just installed suse 10.0 yesterday and everything seems to be working great except amarok whenever amarok switches to another song my pcm control drops 75% I'm using the helix-pluggin anyone else having this problem?
You hare lucky, my pcm control drops 0% any time, I'm using too the helix-pluggins...
 
Old 10-17-2005, 12:24 PM   #4
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It is related with the helix-pluggin and realplayer. If you start realplayer while amarok is running it will also decrease the pcm volume no matter if your using the helix pluggin or another pluggin.
 
Old 10-18-2005, 04:45 PM   #5
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Thanks Mojojo, that did the trick.
 
Old 10-27-2005, 04:29 PM   #6
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I've got the same problem. It's stopping me using what is otherwise a superb distro.

Amarok launches with no sound. Launch real player and turn volume up on that and all of a sudden you can hear amarok. After the next song starts it's back to 0%. What the hell is that all about!?! Does anyone know a fix? Are SuSE aware of this, and if not how do we let them know?

For a "Modern Desktop" distro this is pretty poor. to have SuSE's main installed media player working is a minimum to compete with M$ surly!
 
Old 10-27-2005, 04:46 PM   #7
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I've just emailed these 2 addresses with regards to our problem. Why don't you all do the same!

Steve

Silke.Schmitt@novell.com
suse-announce-uk-owner@suse.com
 
Old 10-30-2005, 02:15 AM   #8
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Thanks Steve

I think I will do that.

Thanks Steve
 
Old 10-30-2005, 11:05 AM   #9
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If I was you guys, I would just stop using RealPlayer and Helix engine altogether. The quality and resources aren't worth it, Just use the Xine engine, better quality, less CPU usage, and you don't have to install reaplayer ever. Which to me, is the biggest benefit of all.
 
Old 10-31-2005, 05:26 PM   #10
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I can't get the xine engine to work. When I kick play using the xine engine it just skips straight through the play list as if nothing was there to play!
Otherwise I would use xine
 
Old 10-31-2005, 06:44 PM   #11
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Try upgrading amarok to 1.3.5 that seemed to help me.I also upgaded kde to 3.4.3 also so I don't know where the problem was or what actually fixed it. But amarok seems to work now.
 
Old 11-01-2005, 05:45 AM   #12
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How do I upgrade? Do I have to uninstall the older version first and will their be a bunch of new dependencies with the new version? I know that when you try and remove Amarok with Yast it tells you to remove all the helix stuff too?
 
Old 11-01-2005, 06:58 AM   #13
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Just install the new version with YAST, it will uninstall the necessary files itself from the old version. Trust the YAST, its like Yoda, it knows what's what.
 
Old 11-01-2005, 11:02 AM   #14
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lol... I assume I get the new version for yast to install from the amarok/kde website?
 
Old 11-08-2005, 04:04 AM   #15
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Can I really stupid and ask how you get yast to update amarok.

Please be gentle I'm a newbie.

John
 
  


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