no sound in XFCE 4 on Kubuntu (except in Amarok ???)

Lisi Reisz lisi.reisz at
Wed Jun 10 09:19:33 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 10 June 2009 08:31:51 Myriam Schweingruber wrote:
> Hi Lisi,
> On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 23:47, Lisi Reisz<lisi.reisz at> wrote:
> > This box has a messed up KDE on Kubuntu 9.04.  I have installed XFCE 4
> > for now, because it works - mostly.
> >
> > Sound doesn't.  At least not always.  Amarok can play files that are on
> > the computer.  Kaffeine plays a CD, but there is no sound; hardly
> > surprising, since the volume control reports that it is muted.  And
> > iPlayer plays on in ghostly silence.
> >
> > So: how do I unmute the volume in XFCE?  I asked on the XFCE list, but
> > was sent here.
> As this is KDE related, open Kmix and unmute all the channels. That
> should then work again also in KDE.

Thanks for the input Myriam.  

I have now run Kmix in addition to Gnome alsamixer and alsamixer itself.  They 
all agree that nothing is muted, but something obviously is.

This is not in fact only related to KDE applications.  Firefox is as mute as 
Konqueror.  The only application that I have succeeded in using for sound 
remains Amarok.  :-(


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