No Sound after upgrading KDE

R. W. list-freebsd-2004 at
Sun Sep 26 17:16:58 PDT 2004

On Sunday 26 September 2004 03:48, Christopher Nehren wrote:
> On Sat, 2004-09-25 at 21:37 +0100, R. W. wrote:
> > I recently upgraded to KDE 3.3 (under FreeBSD 5.2.1) and the sound
> > stopped working properly. I hear the tune as KDE starts up, but
> > then there is no sound after that. Multimedia applications still
> > work properly under XFce, it's just KDE.
> I suspect that you may be seeing the same issue that I do when I
> start KDE. Next time you start KDE (after freshly rebooting the
> system or proceeding from a setup where you know sound works
> properly), open a console login somewhere and run the mixer command.
> Note its output: what are the values for the various devices? I've
> seen that, after starting KDE 3.3, all of my mixer devices are set to
> 0 -- thus muted. They're not broken; you just need to manually reset
> them. 

Thanks, that is the problem. 

The trouble is that KDE sets the mixer values back to zero each time it 
starts up. I've tried putting the mixer command in a KDE 
application-link in ~/.kde/Autostart/, but it seems to be run too 

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