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Re: Sound in KDE

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On Wednesday 26 September 2001 04:33 am, N. Raghavendra wrote:
> Hello,
> I was using Potato until recently and upgraded to Woody a few
> days ago, when I got a new computer at work. I installed the KDE
> packages, and they are working well except for two problems:
> 1. Java and Javascript are not working at all in Konqueror,
> even though both are enabled globally. Whenever I open a document
> with an applet, I get a grey patch saying "Loading applet". I
> have installed jdk1.1.

Unfortunetly, I have not had much luck at all with java, but that's because 
of my proxy.  I think the recommended jre is blackdown's, which is now in 
unstable (I think, maybe just incoming).

> 2. Sound is not working in KDE. When KDE starts it produces the
> following error message in $HOME/.xsession-errors:
> 	Error while initializing the sound driver:
> 	device /dev/dsp can't be opened (No such device)
> The properties of /dev/dsp are:
> 	crw-rw-rw-    1 root     audio     14,   3 Jul  5  2000 /dev/dsp
> and the same is true of /dev/audio. I have added myself to the
> group 'audio' too. The sound card is an Intel on board card.
> According to sndconfig running on an identical RedHat machine,
> the model is "Intel Corporation|82820 820 (Camino 2) AC'97
> Audio". (The Debian packaged sndconfig does not recognise the
Same sound card here.  Just got done asking the kde-multimedia list about it 
and they say that it is a bug in the i810 driver, that Alan already has the 
patch, and they hope for it to be incorporated in 2.4.11.  So, you can either 
try out the -ac line or wait until .11 for a working artsd.


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