wulfmann at tiscali.co.uk
Tue Jul 3 05:52:02 BST 2007
D. Michael McIntyre wrote:
> On Monday 02 July 2007, Wulfy wrote:
>> Strange. I just tried mplayer again and now the sound is working...
>> yet in KControl, the sound system is off!
>> I'm totally confused.... :@(
> The damn stupid idiotic ass KDE sound system needs to die. They've been
> talking about killing it for years, but it lives on for some unfathomable
It was all working well under Edgy. Problems started when I upgraded to
Feisty. I've never had problems with sound that I couldn't fix before.
I started with Linux just before Debian Sarge was released, then moved
to Edgy. While I have an adequate understanding of application
programming, systems programming is way over my head. I don't know how
things work that far down in the guts of the OS. :@(
> The only thing you need the KDE sound system for is to make beeps and boops,
> and to play things with badly written KDE apps that know no other way to make
But I *like* my "beeps and boops"! :@)
> I've been turning the damn thing off for years, and I've never missed it.
> Some of the default KDE players don't work without it, but I just use MPlayer
> for everything, and my life is less complicated.
MPlayer is a good app, but I prefer Kaffeine. From the error messages I
got, I think it's a problem with the xine backend, though the other
possible backends just showed blank, so I don't know if I'm right.
> (What I'm telling you is that you probably fixed MPlayer by disabling the KDE
> sound system. It doesn't need it, and if it's running, it can prevent
> MPlayer from making any noise at all.)
Well, when I looked at the process table after my failed attempt with
the threaded version of oss, I found a huge amount of artsd daemons
running. Probably because each time the system started it went back and
Is my problem unique? Perhaps because I upgraded with aptitude rather
than update-manager (which I couldn't find in the repositories)?
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