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  • "BloodyIron" started this thread

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Thursday, September 6th 2007, 4:01pm

KDE sound and Amarok

I am trying to setup sound for KDE and Amarok (not sure if I am in the right place for Amarok). I have read through multitudes of tutorials, and I have sound working for applications such as Cedega and Skype, but KDE and Amarok seem to reject all reasonable configuration.

I am not certain all the info I should be posting here, but I'll do what I can.

Distro: Gentoo
Sound Card: NVidia Soundstorm (intel8x0 driver)
Kernel: 2.6.(i think its 22)
Using Alsa

Take note, I have also switched from running the drivers in the kernel to running them modular. They are currently configured to run modular, but I would prefer getting them running compiled in the kernel, if possible. However, I seem to have the best success so far with them being modular.


Going to the configuration panel, and then to the sound section I am able to list ALSA and other aspects, however making a test noise results in nothing, not even a "static bump". Testing notifications also has the same results.

Going to amarok it reports no sound driver found. I am runing the xine engine, and have it set to run ALSA and use the default device.

I have checked the immediately dumb things like if sound was muted, or quiet, or channels mis-configured and as far as I can tell it is setup properly.

I have been able to get sound (so far) properly working in Skype and World of Warcraft (via Cedega), from what I can tell I skipped dmix, or whatever mixer I have setup (I'm still rather new to the linux sound system) by pointing WoW to use "hw" instead of "default" for ALSA, and selecting the specific device in skype (not sure if this is mixed or direct to the HW).

Hopefully this is sufficient information to help me. Would appreciate whatever help can be provided.

This post has been edited 2 times, last edit by "BloodyIron" (Sep 6th 2007, 4:09pm)