Basically: why such troubles with KDE audio?

Roland Smith rsmith at
Tue Nov 20 12:06:54 PST 2007

On Tue, Nov 20, 2007 at 10:55:48AM -0800, Gary Kline wrote:
> 	Folks,
> 	Long-short-short, at least two Gnome-type players work:
> 	sound-juicer and gnome-cd.  But KsCD gives no audio.
> 	I am logged in as root while doing this initial testing,
> 	after Roland Smith <rsmith at>, noted that my
> 	mountpoints had to be chown'd to [username].  

Playing music usually* has nothing to do with mountpoints. Mountpoints are only
needed when you want to use a data CD with a filesystem on it.

>	I do want to use
> 	tools like K3B so the cc to the kde-freebsd list.    But still
> 	wondering, even tho I can get the KDE CD play  to display, and to
> 	act as tho it is working---the digits count, the slider moves:
> 	nothing from the speakers.  When I bring up gnome-cd, I have
> 	audio.
> 	Suggestions from KDE-land, please?

I'm not a KDE user, but check which audio device or output plugin the
KDE player is trying to use. If the display works (displays artist and
track info etc.) it is usually a sign that the data is being read OK. So
I would ssupect the output in this case.


* I seem to recall at least one pseudo filesystem driver for Linux that
represented an audio CD as a bunch of WAV files.
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