[Bug 769274] Re: Phonon default capture device preferences are not saved

Vilian Atmadzhov vilian.atmadzhov at gmail.com
Sat Apr 30 15:17:58 UTC 2011

I found a workaround of the problem that persists even after reboot.

I installed pavucontrol and manually set Skype (and any other desired
application) to use my USB microphone, instead of the Internal Device.
Now I can finally start enjoying KDE...

The original bug still exists. Any changes in the Phonon Module are not
saved. This is also tested on a fresh Kubuntu 11.04 (NOT beta) with all

If it wasn't for the workaround above, I would have gone back to GNOME.

** Changed in: phonon (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Confirmed

** Description changed:

+ UPDATE: This also affects the official Kubuntu 11.04 release.
  Binary package hint: phonon
  I own a Logitech Pro 9000 Webcam with a built-in microphone.
  The bug: The Audio Capture Preferences in "Phonon - KDE Control Module"
  are not saved.
- How to recreate the bug: 
+ How to recreate the bug:
  Change the order of the capture devices and click Apply/OK. Upon reopening Phonon, the device order is the old one and not the changed one.
  I'm trying to set "QuickCam Pro 9000 Analog Mono" as my first capture
  device, but after applying the settings and reopening Phonon Control
  Module, the "Internal Audio Analog Stereo" device is first.
  Whatever changes I make in the device order preferences, they are not
  This bug is only present in Kubuntu 11.04 both BETA 1 and 2. Only amd64 has been tested.
  Tests have been performed on fresh installs and from a Live session.
  The bug is NOT present in Kubuntu 10.10 or any Ubuntu version.
  System Information:
  Release: Kubuntu 11.04 Beta 2
  Architecture: amd64
  Phonon version: 4:4.7.0really4.5.0-0ubuntu3
  The above is from the Kubuntu 11.04 Beta 2 LiveCD with no updates.
  All package versions are the same as in the Beta 2 CD.
  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
  Package: phonon 4:4.7.0really4.5.0-0ubuntu3
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
  Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Fri Apr 22 23:31:17 2011
  LiveMediaBuild: Kubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Beta amd64 (20110413.1)
  PackageArchitecture: all
-  LANG=en_US.UTF-8
-  SHELL=/bin/bash
+  LANG=en_US.UTF-8
+  SHELL=/bin/bash
  SourcePackage: phonon
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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