Audio works... and then died ?

Xian ian at
Wed Jan 19 07:37:19 PST 2005

On Wednesday 19 January 2005 15:05, Andrew Sinclair wrote:
> semin at NZ wrote:
> >Hi there,
> >
> >  I've got a Laptop (Compaq Presario 2166) with Conxant audio chip. I used
> > to activate the audio with sound.ko and snd_t4dwave.ko when I use FreeBSD
> > 5.1 without any (I suppose so) problem. I downloaded 5.3 several days
> > ago. What happened to me is when I loaded those sound modules (not add
> > into kernel yet), it work. When I start, the sound module didn't
> > work suddenly. The sound disappered even the modules were loaded
> > properly.
> >
> >  I tried to add sound modules into my kernel then make, install and
> > reboot, and found still keep dumbness!! I'm definitely sure snd_ko
> > and snd_t4dwave.ko are the correct ones. What on earth might go wrong?
> Are you using KDE?
>     If so, KDE would be loading 'artsd' at startup, which is its daemon
> for sharing the same sound board among multiple KDE applications.
> Problem is, while that is running, the sound board is no longer
> available for non-KDE applications.
>     Quick fix:
>     $ killall artsd; mplayer / realplay / whatever
>     Keep in touch.
>     - Andrew Sinclair <syncman0x at>

I found that that KDE sets the volumes when you log in. Sometimes it's set to 
If your using KDE, start KMix after you log in, and crank the volume back up 
again. When you log out it should save the volumes and restore them net time 
you log in.


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source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a 
stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good 
as dead: his eyes are closed."
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