Am Sunday 27 March 2011 schrieb Seb: > Hi, > > Last month I ran into a couple of issues with sound on my AMD 64 Debian > unstable system. First, I noticed speech-dispatcher was blocking my > sound card. I solved this by setting: > > ,-----[ /etc/default/speech-dispatcher ] > > | # Defaults for the speech-dispatcher initscript, from > | speech-dispatcher > | > | # Set to yes to start system wide Speech Dispatcher > | RUN=no > > `----- > > and now I can see a single "PulseAudio Sound Server" listed under > System Settings -> Multimedia (Device Preference tab), and got sounds > again. Amarok wouldn't play anything with the default Gstreamer (from > the multimedia.org repository; I remember some conflicts between these > packages and stock Debian) backend, so I also had to select VLC as > back end to make that work. See http://www.pulseaudio.org/wiki/PerfectSetup#KDE and http://www.pulseaudio.org/wiki/KDE for more information regarding to KDE and Pulseaudio. Maybe KDE has something on http://userbase.kde.org as well. This cleared some of my confusion for me. Instead of "Pulseaudio server" you should get output names when everything is running correctly. See there. > The other issue is that the master volume from Kmix doesn't adjust > volume at all. Using other options under "Select Master Channel" in > Kmix doesn't make any difference. However, using alsamixer, I noticed > that volume can actually be controlled from the "Side 3" level. This > seems odd, since the Master channel in alsamixer's GUI is at max. I didn't see that. > I must admit I'm very confused about the roles of Pulse, Phonon, Alsa, > and the different back ends for controlling sound in KDE, so navigating > this is quite difficult. Any help would be appreciated. Count me in. That is a quite high software stack. Phonon Xine / Gstreamer / VLC ffmpeg Pulseaudio ALSA just to play audio. ;) -- Martin 'Helios' Steigerwald - http://www.Lichtvoll.de GPG: 03B0 0D6C 0040 0710 4AFA B82F 991B EAAC A599 84C7
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