I've just installed a fresh Arch 0.6 install, did a pacman -Syu, then installed xorg, kde and gnome.
I'm using KDE as my window manager and can't get sound to play inside KDE.
I've followed the wiki on alsa setup and aplay causes sound output when I'm outside X
When I run the Control Center | Sound & Multimedia | Sound System and try to change my audio device I get a SIGSEGV error in KNotify.
I think it is:
[sfrazer@it44 sounds]$ ps ax | grep artsd 1357 ? S 0:12 artsd -F 10 -S 4096 -a oss -d -m artsmessage -c drkon 1778 pts/3 S+ 0:00 grep artsd [sfrazer@it44 sounds]$
[sfrazer@it44 ~]$ lsmod Module Size Used by sr_mod 18852 0 eepro100 31756 0 mii 5888 1 eepro100 snd_pcm_oss 57384 1 snd_mixer_oss 20992 1 snd_pcm_oss snd_intel8x0 37932 2 snd_ac97_codec 71684 1 snd_intel8x0 snd_pcm 104708 2 snd_pcm_oss,snd_intel8x0 snd_timer 28164 1 snd_pcm snd_page_alloc 12168 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm gameport 5248 1 snd_intel8x0 snd_mpu401_uart 8960 1 snd_intel8x0 snd_rawmidi 26660 1 snd_mpu401_uart snd_seq_device 8584 1 snd_rawmidi snd 60260 11 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device soundcore 11104 2 snd rtc 14408 0 tsdev 7808 0 joydev 10560 0 evdev 10112 0
also, my rc.conf:
[sfrazer@it44 sounds]$ cat /etc/rc.conf # # /etc/rc.conf - Main Configuration for Arch Linux # HARDWARECLOCK="localtime" TIMEZONE=America/New_York KEYMAP=us CONSOLEFONT= USECOLOR="yes" HOSTNAME="it44" MODULES=(!hotplug !usbserial !ide-scsi snd-card-0 snd-pcm-oss) lo="lo 127.0.0.1" eth0="eth0 10.0.20.103 netmask 255.255.0.0 broadcast 10.0.255.255" INTERFACES=(lo eth0) gateway="default gw 10.0.1.1" ROUTES=(gateway) DAEMONS=(syslogd klogd !pcmcia network netfs crond alsamixer portmap fam) # End of file
P.S. Thanks for helping with this :-)
I doubt this will help, but replace snd-card-0 in MODULES with snd-intel8x0.
make sure you're not starting hotplug (sometimes it gets sound modules wrong... like on my laptop).
also, pacman -S hwd and run it to see what sound module it detects.
did you run alsaconf - it puts some lines in your modprobe.conf file needed for oss emulation?
after trying this stuff, reboot to get a clean start (or just attempt to rmmod all the modules related to sound)
Oh man, am I glad I posted this in the newbie forum...
sound is playing in kde, at least, as long as it's a .wav file. The sound files I was trying to play earlier were .ogg files.
Humorously, the way I figured this out was when k3b finished burning a DVD and sounded the bugle-charge at an annoyingly loud volume.
there's an option somewhere, or in the kde control center at sounds item, or in kmixer which says load volumes .... Uncheck it. If you still have no sound it is due to the fact that volumes are low because of this check box , even if they still appear high with alsamixer. So init 1, unload the modules, init 5 load them again, and alsamixer to make your volumes as you wish them.
This bothers me too with kde .
Forever newbie !!!
as an update: I just did a pacman -Syu and applied an update to the kdemultimedia package. Ogg sounds now play.