On Sat, 2004-09-25 at 21:37 +0100, R. W. wrote: > I recently upgraded to KDE 3.3 (under FreeBSD 5.2.1) and the sound > stopped working properly. I hear the tune as KDE starts up, but then > there is no sound after that. Multimedia applications still work > properly under XFce, it's just KDE.
I suspect that you may be seeing the same issue that I do when I start KDE. Next time you start KDE (after freshly rebooting the system or proceeding from a setup where you know sound works properly), open a console login somewhere and run the mixer command. Note its output: what are the values for the various devices? I've seen that, after starting KDE 3.3, all of my mixer devices are set to 0 -- thus muted. They're not broken; you just need to manually reset them. The two important ones (at least with the sound cards that I've used on FreeBSD) are mixer and pcm, though cd may be important if you have your CD-ROM drive hooked up to your sound card, but I don't know for sure as I've never used that configuration. On my machine, with my Creative SBLive! PCI sound card (as supported by snd_emu10k1), here are the default, working settings: Mixer vol is currently set to 75:75 Mixer pcm is currently set to 75:75 Mixer speaker is currently set to 75:75 Mixer line is currently set to 0:0 Mixer mic is currently set to 0:0 Mixer cd is currently set to 75:75 Mixer rec is currently set to 0:0 Mixer ogain is currently set to 75:75 Mixer line1 is currently set to 0:0 Mixer phin is currently set to 0:0 Mixer phout is currently set to 0:0 Mixer video is currently set to 75:75 Note that, as the manual for mixer states, not all devices may be present in your configuration, and you may have more devices than I list here.
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