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Re: What do we need arts for?

On Tuesday 18 November 2003 11:01 am, Anders Ellenshøj Andersen wrote:
> I don't understand why kde is so closely tied to arts?
> Speaking from my personal experience, what arts is mostly good for is
> getting in the way of my sound driver.
> Since I started using alsa, there has been no correlation between arts and
> the hardware. It's like I have two sound systems competing with each other,
> and arts is cripled since it can't adjust the mixer volumes.
> I'd really rather not use arts at all.

Then don't.  Go into the Control Center, under Sound & Multimedia, select 
Sound Server.  Uncheck 'Start at login', and then use non-kde multimedia 
apps, like xmms, etc.  All you'll be missing is the System Sounds (which I 
never, ever, turn on) and the use of noatun, kaboodle, etc (which some people 
don't like, apparently :-).  arts isn't magic, and KDE doesn't have a 
run-time dependency on it.


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