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Sunday, August 8th 2004, 9:26pm

HELP! Can't login after setting "enable full duplex mod

Please a little help here

While trying to figure out while I can't listen to any audio, I checked the box "enable full duplex mode", in the Control-Center -> Sound & Multimedia -> Sound-System -> Sound I/O window (it was a move out of frustration).

After clicking "Apply", the computer froze. No Ctrl-Alt-Del, Ctrl-Alt-Backspc or Ctrl-Alt-F1 combination worked. I had to switch off the computer :(

The computer boots fine up to the login screen. If I login, then the computer freezes. Also, if I login with a different username than the one I used when I checked the "enable full duplex mode" box, then everything goes well.

How can erase this preference from without actually having to log in ? Or maybe is there a way to log in without KDE loading the sound modules ?

I'm running RedHat9, KDE 3.1



Sunday, August 8th 2004, 9:51pm

Re: HELP! Can't login after setting "enable full duplex

Try the following:
- Log in as a different user
- In a konsole, type: su - brokenuser
- Enter the password
- In ~/.kde/share/config/kcmartsrc :
Change FullDuplex=true to FullDuplex=false
- Log out and log back in as brokenuser

Subsitute brokenuser with your real user name, of course...

You might also just move .kde/share/config/kcmartsrc away and start over with the sound config


Monday, August 9th 2004, 1:38am


Changing the "fullduplex" option did not work, but then I trashed away file "kcmartsrc" and I was able to login. I noticed the rest of the users did not have this file, so I trashed it with no remorse.
Thank you cmbofh,