KDE Sounds/Event Notifications
Ok, so I've done my searching and seem to have a unique problem... but I hope not, because I'm hoping someone here can help me.
I have Mandrake 10.0 and KDE 3.2-79 (kdebase3.2-79mdk + all the other usual KDE packages).
So, sounds will play - audacity, xmms, etc. I use Mozilla, and if I use Mozilla for email, it'll play a sound when an email arrives. If I use the "Configure Desktop" application, I can select Sound->Sound System. I go to the "General" tab. I press the "Test Sound" button and the usual startup sound plays. However, no sound actually plays on startup and no KDE event notifications play at all. Yes, I've got them turned on...
So, using "Configure Desktop" I can go from "Sounds->Sound System" and succesfully "test" a sound, to the "LookNFeel->System Notifications", select a sound, and press the "play" button, and don't hear a thing. Kontact won't play a sound on arrival of a message, the start up sound doesn't play...
It doesn't matter wether I select alsa or oss. artsd is started and running.
I can post the hardware, but it doesn't seem like it should matter at this point since KDE *will* play a sound while testing the sound setup from the "Sound System" screen.