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Bug 5913 - System sounds in KDE don't work
Summary: System sounds in KDE don't work
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdebase
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-10-13 18:21 UTC by tango
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-01-17 18:27:17 UTC

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Description tango 1999-10-13 18:21:12 UTC
If you try from kcontrol to set up sound for KDE events,
they are assigned but never played and can't even be played
with the "test" button. Sound works well with normal KDE
What I found was that in /usr/bin/startkde there's a piece
of code that check's if there's a sound card available:

. /etc/sysconfig/sound
if [ "$CARDTYPE" != "" ]; then
  sleep 1 ; kaudioserver
  (sleep 1 && exec kwmsound) &

In my system /etc/sysconfig/sound doesn't exist. The actual
name for this file is /etc/sysconfig/soundcard and this
prevents sound daemons from being started.

Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-01-17 18:27:59 UTC
fixed for next release.

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