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Old 05-31-2008, 04:29 PM   #1
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pulseaudio kde4


Hi,
I installed f9 with kde4. I don't have sound. Phonon keeps notifying
that the pulseaudio server does not work.
I've got audiophile 2496 card which is correctly recognised. I've been
using it under alsa for some year now. Lspci shows that it's recognised,
lsmod shows that the right modules are loaded. In KDE sound settings I've
got 4 options PulseAudio Sound server, PulseAudio, default, Audiophile,

Pulse audio volume control shows that there are no available streams.

Is there any pulse audio management program? I have no idea what to do.
I added the following to .asoundrc (I saw it on the pulseaudio website)

Code:
pcm.pulse {
    type pulse
}

ctl.pulse {
   type pulse
}

pcm.phononpulse {
  type plug
  slave.pcm {
  type pulse
  }
  hint {
  show on
  description "PulseAudio"
  }
}
in my home directory there's a '.pulse' directory containing 2 empty files: default-sink and default-source

Is phonon a kind of pulse audio manager? how can I configure it?





any help would be appreciatied
thanks

edit:
this is /etc/pulse/default.pa
Quote:
.nofail

### Load something into the sample cache
#load-sample-lazy x11-bell /usr/share/sounds/gtk-events/activate.wav
load-sample-lazy pulse-hotplug /usr/share/sounds/startup3.wav
#load-sample-lazy pulse-coldplug /usr/share/sounds/startup3.wav
#load-sample-lazy pulse-access /usr/share/sounds/generic.wav

.fail

### Load audio drivers statically (it's probably better to not load
### these drivers manually, but instead use module-hal-detect --
### see below -- for doing this automatically)
#load-module module-alsa-sink
#load-module module-alsa-source device=hw:1,0
#load-module module-oss device="/dev/dsp" sink_name=output source_name=input
#load-module module-oss-mmap device="/dev/dsp" sink_name=output source_name=input
#load-module module-null-sink
#load-module module-pipe-sink

### Automatically load driver modules depending on the hardware available
.ifexists module-hal-detect.so
load-module module-hal-detect
.else
### Alternatively use the static hardware detection module (for systems that
### lack HAL support)
load-module module-detect
.endif

### Load several protocols
.ifexists module-esound-protocol-unix.so
load-module module-esound-protocol-unix
.endif
I am running HAldaemon to recognise devices

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Old 05-31-2008, 06:34 PM   #2
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It is strange, in the kde sound configuration centre (phonon) the audiophile option is shaded. When you mouse over it, it
says that the device is not available, either is not plugged in or the appropriate modules are not loaded.
how come it's recognised by lspci

07:08.0 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies Inc. ICE1712 [Envy24] PCI Multi-Channel I/O Controller (rev 02)

I just checked on another distro, the lspci entry for this card is identical there.

the right modules were there, however, now I got another problem, I tried to compile alsa from source and it did not succeed.
Now I'm left without the snd_* modules loaded.

After successful:
./configure --with-cards=ice1712 --with-sequencer=yes

it won't make:
Quote:
...
/usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.16/include/config1.h:194:1: warning: "CONFIG_SND_AC97_POWER_SAVE_DEFAULT" redefined
In file included from <command-line>:0:
./include/linux/autoconf.h:249:1: warning: this is the location of the previous definition
CC [M] /usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.16/acore/rtctimer.o
In file included from /usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.16/include/config.h:6,
from /usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.16/include/adriver.h:25,
from /usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.16/acore/rtctimer.c:1:
/usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.16/include/config1.h:194:1: warning: "CONFIG_SND_AC97_POWER_SAVE_DEFAULT" redefined
In file included from <command-line>:0:
./include/linux/autoconf.h:249:1: warning: this is the location of the previous definition
CC [M] /usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.16/acore/timer.o
In file included from /usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.16/include/config.h:6,
from /usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.16/include/adriver.h:25,
from /usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.16/acore/timer.c:1:
/usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.16/include/config1.h:194:1: warning: "CONFIG_SND_AC97_POWER_SAVE_DEFAULT" redefined
In file included from <command-line>:0:
./include/linux/autoconf.h:249:1: warning: this is the location of the previous definition
/usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.16/acore/timer.c: In function ‘snd_timer_request’:
/usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.16/acore/timer.c:155: error: wrong type argument to unary exclamation mark
make[3]: *** [/usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.16/acore/timer.o] Error 1
make[2]: *** [/usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.16/acore] Error 2
make[1]: *** [_module_/usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.16] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.25.3-18.fc9.i686'
 
Old 06-01-2008, 07:26 AM   #3
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Everything's fine:

1. I got rid of pulseaudio
2.recompiled the kernel and alsa

and it's rocking now!
 
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Old 01-07-2010, 02:11 PM   #4
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Re: pulseaudio kde4

Quote:
Originally Posted by sycamorex View Post
Everything's fine:

1. I got rid of pulseaudio
2.recompiled the kernel and alsa

and it's rocking now!
This seems to be a common problem. I have both kde4 & the latest GNOME desktop co-existing on a Fedora 12 install (Dell Inspiron E1505).

GNOME seems to do fine with audio (after I installed pauvcontrol), but KDE4 (after a recent update) only has "PulseAudio Server" available in the systemsettings, and wont work (unless I load Qjackctl/QSynth--but i dont know how to get regular audio to work with jack-audio.
 
Old 01-07-2010, 02:37 PM   #5
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KDE support for pulseaudio is not quite there. As you all may know, a lot of people hate pulse and uninstall it as soon as they can. Apparently, most KDE dev do so (I do too), it is why the support is so bad. But there is hope, just take a look at this blog post dating from yesterday:
http://colin.guthr.ie/2010/01/mix-it-up/
 
Old 01-07-2010, 03:32 PM   #6
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