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Old 07-13-2005, 05:02 PM   #1
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KDE + arts/alsa


sound works through some applications such as xmms and noatun, but the kde sounds do not work as a regular user
i tried running kde as root and the sounds work...
i added myself to the audio soundgroup and that didn't help..
any suggestions?
 
Old 07-13-2005, 05:29 PM   #2
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Try running the apps where sound does not work from a console & see what readout you get, some may even have a verbose option, usually called by adding -v or -V after the apps name, that give a fuller readout.

It sounds (no pun intended) like you may have to modify permissions on a few /dev files. Certainly if it works as root it is a permissions issue.
 
Old 07-13-2005, 08:46 PM   #3
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strange... when i click test sound i can hear the startup sound but i don't hear it when i start kde
when i start kcontrol and goto sound i get
ALSA lib seq_hw.c:455snd_seq_hw_open) open /dev/snd/seq failed: No such file or directory
handle==0

when i test sound i can hear it and get
Code:
handle==0
server status: suspended
real-time status: not started through real-time wrapper
server buffer time: 85.2608 ms
buffer size multiplier: 1
minimum stream buffer time: 85.2608 ms
auto suspend time: 1 s
audio method: alsa
sampling rate: 44100
channels: 2
sample size: 16 bits
duplex: full
device: default
fragments: 16
fragment size: 940
when i test midi i don't hear anything and i get
Code:
server status: suspended
real-time status: not started through real-time wrapper
server buffer time: 85.2608 ms
buffer size multiplier: 1
minimum stream buffer time: 85.2608 ms
auto suspend time: 1 s
audio method: alsa
sampling rate: 44100
channels: 2
sample size: 16 bits
duplex: full
device: default
fragments: 16
fragment size: 940
 
Old 07-14-2005, 02:34 PM   #4
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Do you use a soundblaster or similar

Possibly the reason that you do not hear anything with midi is that, unlike windows, the soundblaster does not automatically load up a soundfont at boot.

You need to get hold of the program asfxload (http://www.alsa-project.org/~iwai/awedrv.html#Utils)
& get the soundfont from your install disc & load it with the command
sfxload /path/to/soundfont

to search for soundfonts search for *.sf2 or *.SF2

if this sorts the problem you may wish to add the command to your rc.local file so it does it at boot.
 
Old 07-14-2005, 02:42 PM   #5
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i am using intel ac97 integrated audio with the intel8x0 module.. is it like a sb clone?
 
Old 09-13-2005, 05:35 AM   #6
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I am new to Linux but I was reading about your problem and thought it sounded a bit like one I have just solved. You have the same sound card as I have. It might be worth your while lokking at this thread.
http://mandrivausers.org/index.php?s...5&#entry205131
 
  


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