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Friday, September 3rd 2004, 5:57pm

How do I turn off the soundserver in kde 3.3?


I am having problems with using Xmms. I have checked around some here and some on Google, leading me to believe that the best and easiest fix would be to disable the soundserver.

People talk about controlcenter-> sound & multimedia -> soundsystem and disable it there. But... I cant figure out exactly what to turn off there. Anyone knows?



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Friday, September 3rd 2004, 8:05pm

I'm not sure why someone told you to check
controlcenter-> sound & multimedia -> soundsystem

when it should be
controlcenter-> sound & multimedia -> system notification

Go there and there are drop down menus right in the middle allowing you to turn off all sounds. Also, if you doink around in there, it's pretty obvious what to do...

[code:1]dracco@epitaph ~ $ pstree
| |-kacpid
| |-kblockd/0
| |-khelper
| |-netlink/0
| |-2*[pdflush]
| |-reiserfs/0
| `-rpciod/0
| |-2*[kdeinit]
| `-kdeinit---kdeinit
| `-sh---superkaramba-+-firefox---firefox-bin---firefox-bin---3*[firefox-bin]
| |-konsole---bash---pstree
| `-xchat-2
| `-kdm---KDE-3.3.0---startkde---kwrapper

As you can see from my pstree, there is no "sound daemon".

Another place to check is the file ~/.kde/share/config/knotifyrc[code:1]dracco@epitaph ~ $ cat .kde/share/config/knotifyrc
External player=aplay
LastConfiguredApp=KDE System Notifications
Use external player=true

Arts Init=true
KNotify Init=true
Use Arts=true
There you would changed all values of [StartProcess] to false.

If this isn't what you meant, then nevermind.
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Friday, September 3rd 2004, 11:23pm

Well, the easiest way is to configure XMMS and as audio output choose the arts plugin. I'm not sure were but it's there in the XMMS configuration panel under one of the tabs (at least in a recent XMMS).

You can also disable the sound server manualy so you can use KDE sound and disable it only when needed by XMMS. This way it will be started automatically whenever KDE produces a sound. The command is
[code:1]artsshell suspend[/code:1].