getting sound in KDE
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Fri Dec 30 10:26:28 PST 2005
eoghan <freebsd at redry.net> writes:
> On 30 Dec 2005, at 17:34, Mark Kane wrote:
> > eoghan wrote:
> >> Hello
> >> I have followed the manual page here for sound setup:
> >> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/sound-
> >> setup.html
> >> Im using freebsd 6.0 with generic kernel. Im not sure what sound
> >> card
> >> came with my dell (its 3 years old).
> >> So i did:
> >> #kldload snd_emu10k1
> >> #kldload snd_driver
> >> then:
> >> #cat /dev/sndstat
> >> FreeBSD Audio Driver (newpcm)
> >> Installed devices:
> >> pcm0: <AudioPCI ES1371-B> at io 0xec40 irq 11 kld snd_es137x(1p/1r/0v
> >> channels duplex default)
> >> This is my first time trying to get the sound working. I try play an
> >> mp3 ans dont hear anything. Perhaps using the snd_driver wont work in
> >> my case...
> >> Is there a way to get freeBSD to show my sound device so I can
> >> load the
> >> correct module? Or is there something else im doing wrong?
> >> Thanks
> >> Eoghan
> > It looks to me like the "snd_driver" did it (since it shows
> > "snd_es127x"
> > loaded), but if you still are not getting any sound then check some
> > things.
> > 1) The parts list you pasted seems like it's the Creative CT5807 sound
> > card. I don't see that particular model on the hardware supported
> > list,
> > although similar models are listed under that driver (man snd_es137x).
> > 2) Check the volume. Type "mixer" at a shell and make sure the levels
> > are up. The manpage for "mixer" should tell you how to change those
> > settings if you need to.
> > 3) Are you running KDE or artsd? On one of my machines that I set
> > sound
> > up on a long time ago everything was going fine (no errors, sndstat
> > showed it, etc) but KDE's artsd interfered with the volume when KDE
> > was
> > on. So if you are in KDE then I'd say to stop the GUI and go to the
> > console where artsd won't be running and then do your testing. You can
> > also disable artsd but I'm not sure where as it's been a while since
> > I've used KDE.
> > 4) Are your speakers/headphones/mixer volumes up?
> > -Mark
> Thanks Mark
> Im running KDE (3.4.3) and I have just gone into control center >
> sound & multimedia > sound system
> Here I disabled the sound system and reneabled it, which it restarted
> the sound system. I then clicked the button to text sound.
> Then I heard sound perfect. I then opened Noatun and tried to play an
> mp3 but heard nothing. I dont know about artsd, but is this the KDE
> sound system?
> I tried the sound system disabled, restart Noatun but still nothing.
> artsd at konsole says:
> can't register Arts::MidiManager
> There are already artsd objects registered, looking if they are
> Error: Can't add object reference (probably artsd is already running).
> If you are sure it is not already running, remove the
> relevant files:
> So, sound works if I test in control centre. But no sound if i try
> play an mp3...
Okay, so you have FreeBSD's sound drivers working fine, and you just
need to get KDE to use it properly.
I don't know anything about KDE, but enabling virtual channels may
make life easier. See the manual for sound(4) for details.
Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area
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