Upgraded from Hardy to Jaunty, now only sound in KDE 4 apps
myriam at kubuntu.org
Sun Aug 30 08:30:42 BST 2009
On Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 01:10, Matthew
Flaschen<matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu> wrote:
> Myriam Schweingruber wrote:
>> I suppose you are using the default KDE 4.2.2, right?
>> Then you have a KDE3 version of Kaffeine and need the correct libraries.
> I don't really care about Kaffeine per se (it was just an example that
> KDE 3 apps don't work). However, what libraries are you referring to?
Well, the kde3 libraries. But if you have pulseaudio I am pretty sure
this is the problem.
>> For now, the easiest and probably best solution is to remove
>> pulseaudio (there will be a remaining library called libpulse0 one can
>> not remove without compromising KDE4) as the KDE applications do not
>> need it, set the phonon backend to xine and remove gstreamer if it has
>> been installed.
> Can you clarify this a bit more? Which packages should be removed, and
> how do I change the phonon backend?
'sudo apt-get purge pulseaudio' should do the necessary. Make sure you
also remove gstreamer and vlc-pulse, if this is not done automatically
already by the above command.
Removing ~/.kde/share/config/phonondevicesrc is also a good idea after
that, just to make sure it really removes the unnecessary backends.
Configuration for phonon is in System Settings -> Multimedia. You will
still have pulseaudio showing there, but it should be at the bottom.
Make sure you have the xine backend showing in the 'backend' tab of
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