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however, this is after installing the phonon package.
the error of fallback to default device does not arise anymore.
Yeah, cause as it can be seen in your screenshot is uses the xine backend. If you switch over to gstreamer i am guessing it will be back.
What i am wondering, but i am not willing try it myself, is if QT can build a xine backend, like it does now with gstreamer. Of course without having the removed phonon package installed. But it doesnt seem to.
actually, on my system Amarok was playing mp3's without the phonon package.
Ok try this: remove phonon and play mp3 in amarok and when it stops see if it automatically starts playing the next track.
I am only asking since I ahve experienced this problem without phonon-backend.
Well, xine is GPL only, so its phonon back-end cannot be distributed in the LGPL version of Qt. That can be a reason.
The question is more why the Slack team decided to go for the Qt version of Phonon.
Alien Bob? Mister Workman?
You can always get the slackbuild and source files from current and build your own updates.
I personally would not advise this as there might be dependencies on some version of some libraries.
I would rather suggest that if you want to use KDE 4.3.3, then just upgrade into -current. Even though it's a development branch it's quite stable as long as you don't use it in a production environment at work.
If you're afraid of instability, then you can wait a few days after an upgrade in -current to see if someone didn't found a blocking bug (these kind of errors seem to be detected pretty quickly in -current).
Sat Nov 7 22:09:46 UTC 2009
Phonon in Qt is missing support files needed by KDE, so this package
restores the missing pieces. The Phonon library, include files, and
pkgconfig files will remain in the Qt package, as those are the most
up-to-date versions. This package will contain the xine and gstreamer
backends and other files needed by KDE. The gstreamer backend source
is taken from the newer sources in Qt, not from the standalone Phonon.
Sorry about the misfire last time... this stuff should work. :-)
Use -phonon -no-phonon-backend options.