I have a problem with sound (OpenSUSE 11.3 64bits KDE 4.6.2 “Release 3”).
Sound is working in Amarok, VLC and System-warnings, but not in any web-browsers that play youtube-videos. I have Flash 10.2.159.1 that is the latest version available from Adobe.
I read somewhere that there was some problem with sound on Youtube, but i thought this was fixed.
On 04/29/2011 01:36 PM, ronnys wrote:
> Need to reboot to get sound back again.
well, first, i guess you don’t actually have to reboot…you may but i
guess you don’t–try this, instead of rebooting: right click on desktop,
pick “Leave”, next popup pick “Logout”, you will land on a log in
screen, log in as yourself, and see if youtube works again…i think it
will (without a reboot)…this is not Windows and reboots are not nearly
so often needed, and should almost never be expected to ‘fix’
anything…the reason Windows needed to reboot so often (i’m told) was
because it was so easy for the registry to get ‘confused’
> What is this? A bug?
if it is a bug i do not see it here…just now i played a youtube piece,
then started an mp3 in Amarok…it worked…then started a youtube
piece and both were paying, and both could be heard…
i guess the difference in success and failure has something to do with
my system vs yours… i’m running 11.3 32 and an older KDE, but i think
the probably REAL difference is that you are using PulseAudio and i
won’t let that pig on my machine because it messes up so much…when i
found out it wouldn’t place nice with Skype on 10.3 i deleted it there,
and then when i installed 11.3 i removed it from the list of items to be
note: i am not making a recommendation to you that you change anything
in your system…i am NOT a sound/multimedia guru…and, many of those
So and I am not multimedia guru. But because I have faced the problem again in 11.3, with this way I have solved. Of course do not confuse that all multimedia problems solve with this way(This comment is not for DenverD is for new members).
As i can see i only have PulseAudio. After i upgrade KDE to 4.6.x i got sound-problems. I change Phonon-backen from GStreamer to Xine and got the sound back. I only have Pulsaudio listet in Phonon.
If i right-click on the Volume-control the link to KMix is deactivated. If i left-click to open Master-volume, then i can click on Mixer and get into KMix.
Just a few comments. I had this problem until following the instructions (easy way) in Multimedia in One Click and then installing gstreamer plug-ins good through YaST2 Software Management NOT KDE package kit. which jams up frequently.
I had previously ticked [size=3]audio, pulse, and pulse-access[/size] in Security and Users>User and Group Management>[user]>Details prior to the above but it had no effect. I left the settings ticked off.
Note: kmix messed my system up so it was uninstalled. But this was after Audacity was installed. I wound up dumping both of them. The less software the better, in my experience. Any program or plug-in that affects audio can have disastrous effects.
Note: ALSA and PulseAudio are two inseperable entities, I believe…