Basically: why such troubles with KDE audio?
kline at tao.thought.org
Fri Nov 23 14:36:44 PST 2007
On Fri, Nov 23, 2007 at 03:47:45PM +0000, RW wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Nov 2007 23:34:31 -0800
> Gary Kline <kline at tao.thought.org> wrote:
> > Thanks for your input, but it was ignorance that KsCD is not
> > for playback of audio CD's on FBSD.
> I'm not sure what that means, since it's a CD player. Are you saying
> that some part of it is broken on FreeBSD?
I don't know. It thinks it is playing, but I'm not hearing
anything. gnome-cd yeilds audio, KsCD doesnt. Here is what mixer
p1 13:58 <tao2>  mixer
Mixer vol is currently set to 77:77
Mixer pcm is currently set to 86:86
Mixer speaker is currently set to 75:75
Mixer line is currently set to 75:75
Mixer mic is currently set to 50:50
Mixer cd is currently set to 75:75
Mixer rec is currently set to 50:50
Mixer igain is currently set to 49:49
Mixer ogain is currently set to 50:50
Mixer line1 is currently set to 75:75
Mixer phin is currently set to 50:50
Mixer phout is currently set to 50:50
Mixer video is currently set to 75:75
> There are two ways of playing CDs. One way is that the app reads the
> tracks off the disk and treats them as data (I'm guessing it's
> this bit that doesn't work). The traditional way is that the CD player
> app controls the drive, but the sound goes directly from the drive to
> the sound-card (or motherboard) through a dedicated lead.
> If you fit that lead you should have sound from KsCD, or you may just
> need to turn-up the cd input in the mixer. That said I haven't bothered
> to do this for a long time since most mp3 apps will also play CD.
I used kmid to up the "igain": no help. I havve tried /dev/acd0
and /dev/cdrom (they are links); no difference. Maybe this one
requires the SCSI work-aroumd. Whatever I do in the configuration,
lsof tells me that kscd is looking at the real /dev, /dev/acd0.
One thing that may be a clue is that the "Select audio backend"
string is greyed out.
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