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Old 09-17-2010, 12:54 AM   #1
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how to enable sound in kde

Well I have two desktop environments

However the command
/usr/bin/canberra-gtk-play --id="desktop-logout" --description="KDE Login"
produces proper ouput in GNOME but not in kde.

whenever I try to run it in kde it produces the following output
$ /usr/bin/canberra-gtk-play --id="desktop-logout" --description="KDE Login"
Failed to play sound: Sound disabled
Can anybody please give me a solution to this problem so that I can use it in kde????
Old 09-17-2010, 01:09 AM   #2
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There should be a drop-down menu to select the theme in use (by default
is disabled -no sounds-, so you have to click on the combo box and choose
"default" theme to enable system sounds).
Old 09-17-2010, 01:10 AM   #3
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I had sound problems in my KDE Kubuntu install until I raised the volume via alsamixer and other alsa tools. Maybe check those out to see if they're causing a conflict.


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