Upgraded from Hardy to Jaunty, now only sound in KDE 4 apps

Myriam Schweingruber myriam at kubuntu.org
Sun Aug 30 13:32:08 BST 2009

On Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 10:36, Matthew
Flaschen<matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu> wrote:
> Myriam Schweingruber wrote:
>> '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.
> The problem is that removing everything related to gstreamer seems to
> result in losing OOo, which I don't want to do.  Perhaps I only need to
> remove some gstreamer-related packages?

I just checked here, gstreamer shouldn't be a problem without
pulseaudio. Just try avoiding to use it for KDE4 applications, it has
some bugs with phonon that really cause trouble. Let's hope this will
be solved in karmic.

>> 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
>> that GUI
> Xine is already the only Backend showing on that screen.  Pulseaudio
> shows up under Default Output Device Preference (on the other tab).
> However, it is the third option, after my sound card directly HDA Intel
> (STAC92xx Analog) and HDA Intel (STAC92xx Digital).  Incidentally,
> Esound is below Pulseaudio.  Further, the direct analog output to the
> sound card is the only one I hear when I press Test on that screen.

That's how it should work, indeed, and you should now have sound in
KDE4 for all applications. Did you restart KDE since you made these
changes? That is necessary to reload phonon with the correct settings,
after having removed pulseaudio, pushed the remaining option in the
phonon settings to the bottom (that can't be removed completely as
libpulse0 is still installed) and having removed the phonodevicesrc
file in ~/.kde/share/config/

Hope this helps

Regards, Myriam

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