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Old 02-01-2006, 05:59 AM   #1
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KDE 3.4 Sound issue


I finally fixed some of my other problems, like my NIC, USB mouse, etc. Now everytime I start KDE, there is an error message about KMix, and there is a volume meter right in the middle of my screen that is constantly set to 0%. If I try and turn the sound up, it immediately goes back to zero - just like someone was constantly turning my sound down. I did just recompile, but I don't think that I selected anything that would affect this. Can anyone help?
 
Old 02-01-2006, 08:09 AM   #2
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As root, run the "alsamixer" command in Konsole and make sure that Master, PCM and CD are set close to the maximum.
Does that work?
 
Old 02-01-2006, 11:03 AM   #3
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What is the error message?
 
Old 02-02-2006, 12:13 AM   #4
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As root, run the "alsamixer" command in Konsole and make sure that Master, PCM and CD are set close to the maximum.
Does that work?
I had already done this, and it didn't fix this. The sound worked earlier, and then stopped working after a kernel compile; this leads me to believe that this is the result of a kernel option. But what kernel option would force KDE to constantly keep the sound turning down.

The error message I had referred to something else. I don't have any error, just an annoying Volume 0% constantly in the middle of the screen.
 
Old 02-02-2006, 12:28 AM   #5
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does sound work ok outside of kde? try another wm, and make sure you don't have artsd running.

this sounds similar:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=405401

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Old 02-02-2006, 01:11 AM   #6
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If you have mp3 file handy, try "mpg321" in a console. Experiment with different -o options (especially oss, alsa and arts).
 
Old 03-02-2006, 11:57 PM   #7
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Did you run alsactl store after configuring with alsamixer?
 
  


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