sound - sometimes
I am using a kernel sound module for my notebook (cs46xx).
I can get the sound to work.
But yesterday while playing around I started up KDE (as root) from the
command line - I normally use 'kdm'. I was greeted with all kinds of
sound effects - startup sounds, clicky sounds, windows open/close
sounds.... I've never heard them before!
Under KDM, I don't get these - but I can get some sounds... mostly a
I tried to log in from the command prompt as "joe user" and the sounds
didn't work then either. Only root, only from command line.
I have "joe user" added as an audio group member and the rights are set
to crw-rw---- for the sound device.
When I boot - syslog has entries about unable to find (I forget exactly
the names) files matching /sound/ that came originally from a failed
alsa installation that I later purged.
I have removed all the alsa files, re-ran update-modutils and checked to
see that modules.conf do not reference these files. But they are
still being attempted.
Where does kdm get it's PATH from? I've been trying to fix it for days
not and all the conventional methods do not work. I turned up the
debugging and saw that my PATH does not match /etc/profile or
~/.profile, ~/.xinitrc, /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
How do I fix this so it's using the same path as my /etc/profile?