Phonon sound problem?

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Fri May 1 02:41:53 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-04-29 at 22:24 -0400, Kevin B. O'Brien wrote:
> Ric Moore wrote:
> > On Tue, 2009-04-28 at 21:17 -0400, Kevin B. O'Brien wrote:
> >   
> >> After upgrading to Jaunty, which also includes Amarok 2.0, I found I get 
> >> no sound from this application. Someone on the Amarok list suggested 
> >> that I try Dragon Player, and I get no sound with that either. On the 
> >> other hand Miro is working just fine, so there is nothing intrinsically 
> >> wrong with the sound system. Does this point to Phonon as the problem? 
> >> And if so, any idea how I can fix it?
> >>     
> >
> > Do you also have a USB headset? Ric
> >   
> Not plugged in, but I think I have one around here somewhere. What did 
> you have in mind?

you might try plugging it in. The output may have been automagically
routed to it in the past and after you unplugged it the system fails to
re-route back to your stereo speakers. Mine does at times.  I use
asoundconf-gdk to select the output. (use synaptic search to
find/install it) Sometimes I have to log out and back in for it to take
effect. Funny thing, it'll switch from the stereo speakers to the USB
headset immeidately, but not the other way. YMMV. It's a thought.
Trouble shooting with a shotgun here. Ric

p/s Things are better now than they were in the days when we had to roll
a kernel to get support for your soundcard. But not a heckuvalot. :) Ric


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