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#1 2013-07-09 07:53:30

b9anders
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Registered: 2007-11-07
Posts: 691

Sound (Pulseaudio) in KDE is a bloody mess

Is why I keep leaving it. This time I am determine to find a solution. I use pulseaudio, because I frequently use bluetooth speakers and alsa won't play ball with that.

Whenever I resume from suspend from ram I get some 3 different "this device is no longer found, do you want kde to permanently forget it?" messages from phonon. Sometimes sound works. Just now, for no discernible reason after reboot, sound is not working again. I don't know why "headphone" and "speakers" keep lowering themselves to near mute as they did now (this also is not consistent), but raising all bars to full isn't work either. I heard a system sound when I tried logging out though.

I have no idea what determines this behaviour. It is only ever in KDE. I have of course tried many times to delete whatever config files I might have had and start afresh.

Everything seems to be running as it should:
# lsof /dev/snd/*
COMMAND    PID   USER   FD   TYPE DEVICE SIZE/OFF NODE NAME
kded4     2207 anders   22u   CHR  116,7      0t0 1765 /dev/snd/controlC0
kmix      2308 anders   10u   CHR  116,7      0t0 1765 /dev/snd/controlC0
pulseaudi 2434 anders   16u   CHR  116,7      0t0 1765 /dev/snd/controlC0
pulseaudi 2434 anders   23u   CHR  116,7      0t0 1765 /dev/snd/controlC0
pulseaudi 2434 anders   28u   CHR  116,7      0t0 1765 /dev/snd/controlC0

Phonon
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Any ideas on where to go from here? I think it ought to be possible to have a stable functional pulseaudio setup on KDE.

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#2 2013-07-09 12:43:49

felipe
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Registered: 2013-06-29
Posts: 70

Re: Sound (Pulseaudio) in KDE is a bloody mess

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#3 2013-07-09 13:55:13

Jodell
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Registered: 2009-10-09
Posts: 285

Re: Sound (Pulseaudio) in KDE is a bloody mess

For what it's worth, it doesn't happen in kernel 3.10. I do share in your frustration though.

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#4 2013-07-09 14:20:12

vacant
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Registered: 2004-11-05
Posts: 807

Re: Sound (Pulseaudio) in KDE is a bloody mess

Have a look at pacmd. When I used to plug my laptop into my HDTV and usb 7.1 soundcard I had a script using pacmd to set the sound output (default sink) to the usb card and set the volume level. Once you've figured out the correct commands you could include them in a wakeup and/or login script.

Last edited by vacant (2013-07-09 14:20:38)

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