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Re: [SOLVED] No sound in kde4.2, but sound works in other applications.

On Wednesday 13 May 2009 19:54:33 Florian Kulzer wrote:
> On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 02:05:17 +0200, didi.debian wrote:
> > I have an "Audigy2 ZS soundcard" and the motherboard has a "NVidia CK804
> > with ALC850".
> > In KDE3 I had to create a file (/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base) to make the
> > Audigy2 the default sound device (normally it would default to the
> > onboard).
> Did you remove this file before switching to KDE 4?
This is a complete new install. Took a daily snapshot net-install disk from 
2009-05-03 and installed only the base system. 
Changed sources.list to include sid and installed then Xorg, kde-minimal and 
later other programs that I want.
My KDE3 is on a separate partition, with only the /boot partition shared 
between the 2.
> > But it looks like KDE4 handles it correctly now without it (lists the
> > Audigy card on top) and I am not using alsa anymore (right?).
> KDE 4 uses the first working ALSA device that it can find on my Sid
> system.
That was the clue I was looking for, I still need to have alsa installed.
After installing alsa-base and alsa-utils, I found out through alsamixer that 
the volumes were muted (and too low). Fixing that produced sound with when 
clicking on the Test button, with the Audigy card selected.

But, as before, alsa regards my onboard card (most of the time) as the 
default, so when I play a YouTube clip for example it is outputted to the 
onboard card, which I can listen to via a headphone connected to the front 
audio jacks on my pc case.
But my boxes are connected to my Audigy2 card and I want all sound (by 
default) to play through those.
How can I make it so that all sound will be output to my Audigy card by 
Now that I've installed alsa, I also have a /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf 
file. Should I specify it there? 
Or create a sound.conf file in /etc/modprobe.d/ ? 
Looking at my KDE3 backup the index for the soundcards were now/last specified 
alias snd-card-0 snd-intel8x0
options snd-intel8x0 index=1

alias snd-card-1 snd-emu10k1
options snd-emu10k1 index=0

Or should I be looking at a different place?

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>           Florian   |
Thanks for your reply.

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