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Old 03-30-2004, 08:47 AM   #1
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Question kde sound options gone except for root, login sound gone


I have a problem that is driving me a bit nuts.....
System: SuSE 9.0, was working fine. Rebooted and no sound on KDE login and and the sound area options are greyed out/missing (OSS junk) unless one is root.
But, even as root, no sound comes if the varous things are tried.

As root, alsaconf works. I hear the music.
YAST2 can install a card and I hear sound.
KDE cannot hear sound.

I tried to reinstall from the distrib aRTs things, alsa things, and kde things. The only thing I did NOT do is go back to the old kernel (security update). I am now on was -99. Could this be the issue?

Idease and thoughts are more than welcome. TIA.


Old 03-30-2004, 09:46 AM   #2
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using yast to re-install all the default software (kernel, etc.) did not fix the my guess is a permission...anyone????

Old 12-10-2004, 05:55 PM   #3
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Slackware 9.1 has similar behavior. To fix it you gotta run alsamixer from the command line to unmute the main audio channel & then save the settings. You may have to put alsamixer -restore or some such command in your startup scripts.

This is all from memory, so check the man pages!


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