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Old 09-11-2005, 12:31 PM   #1
BuckRogers01
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No system sounds in KDE, but sound from amaroK


Hi, I have an annoying problem where I cannot get any sound out of KDE, I don't get any errors when I restart KDE's sound system (in the Control Center), but clicking 'Test Sound' gives nothing, and I have no system sounds (even though they're enabled). I do however get sound from amaroK (which I think is using the GStreamer plugin), so I know my sound system is configure properly. I think this issue maybe to do with aRTs, but I'm not sure.

If anyone has and ideas how to get sound from KDE, please speak up ()

Thanks in advance, Buck
 
Old 09-11-2005, 01:00 PM   #2
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What engine is your amaroK using. It's my understanding that the GStreamer framework allows amarok to output directy to the kernel level alsa drivers, without needing to go through aRts first. You might also want to check set your audio output in the aRts control panel to the proper sound system, instead of autodetect.

Also, make sure that arts is actually running. If ps -A | grep artsd gives output it probably is.

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Old 09-11-2005, 01:32 PM   #3
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Yep, I've found since moving from RH9 to FC4 I've had similar issues. Typically I'd get an error on boot up stating "invalid argument - sound being set to null".

I was able to get my sound working by:
-> I tried all the "audio devices" under control center>sound system>hardware. And found that "autodect" worked the best, [your setting may be different?].

-> I unchecked "Auto-Suspend" at the bottom of "General" and all my system notice sounds came up.

-> I ran kmixer" and made sure that "external amp" was enabled. One issue I had was after enabling the volume control [under "kmix configure>settings"], it disappear when I closed the program.
I found instead of closing the program, I right-clicked on the speaker icon and selected "hide mixer" and it's worked ever since. I wasn't able to find this info in Help so I just experimented.

-> I verified the settings mentioned above in "alsamixer" [run in terninal]. Tab to "all", arrow to output, and select "m" to mute or unmute.

-> Checked my "Blacklist" file [under /etc/hotplug/], and removed the driver for my soundcard. Use this with caution, there may be a binding issue, but have to say my sound works now.

-> Lastly I noticed in Linux, that the actual sound volume is between 85-100%, the sliders offer very little resolution. Many have found just turning them all the way up gave them sound...
Good Luck..

Last edited by Lnx805; 09-11-2005 at 01:36 PM.
 
Old 09-11-2005, 02:49 PM   #4
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Im not sure where to pipe my audio out to, I changed the audio device from auto detect to alsa, but still nothing...
 
  


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