After my box being in storage for a few months, when I set it back up I stupidly selected kpackage updates thinking my existing stable system 11.4, Kde 4 would be fine.
Result - Firefox unstable - but now fixed. but now major issues with sound.
Amarok - very poor sound, vocals have heavy echo, and over powered by instruments. Pulseaudio is installed and I can't recall this being on my system originally. The backend preference as either gstreamer, xine makes no difference.
# | Alias | Name | Enabled | Refresh
1 | KDE:Extra | KDE:Extra | Yes | No
2 | libdvdcss | libdvdcss | Yes | Yes
3 | packman | packman | Yes | Yes
4 | repo-11.4-non-oss | openSUSE-11.4 Non-OSS | Yes | No
5 | repo-11.4-oss | openSUSE-11.4 OSS | Yes | No
6 | repo-11.4-update | openSUSE-11.4 Updates | Yes | No
all repos are upto date via MMCheck. I have not enabled refresh on 4-6 due to existing issues. On the other MMCHECKs all appears fine in terms of the audio checks, except for xine-ui is coming from Opensuse and not as recommended from packman. I have uninstalled xine-ui and zypperd in packman xine-ui but it doesn't pick this up and instead goes to opensuse. Ditto in yast. no xine-ui in packman.
I also have libavcodec53 and libavdevice53 installed - alongside the 52 version. MMCHECK picks this up as an issue. I am hesitant about removing these as
zypper rm libavcodec53 ...
The following packages are going to be REMOVED:
ffmpeg libavcodec53 libavdevice53 libavfilter2 libavformat53 libopencv2_3 libxine1-codecs
phonon-backend-vlc vlc vlc-mozillaplugin vlc-noX vlc-qt
The following package is going to be downgraded:
The following package is going to change vendor:
sox PackMan :: Startseite -> openSUSE
1 package to downgrade, 12 to remove, 1 to change vendor.
Overall download size: 362.0 KiB. After the operation, 55.9 MiB will be freed.
Continue? [y/n/p/?] (y): n
This doesn't look like a good way to go unless advised otherwise.
I have thought about reinstalling amarok but sound issue also in Kplayer for CD's and VLC so obviously issue with codecs somewhere.
Any help appreciated. Frustrated as system was working perfectly before update.
sorry for the length of this probably something really obvious and simple. I hope.