I tried to remove the .kde4 and .kde directories in my home directory from another window manger (FVWM). Actually the plasma-workspace was crashing all the time… it won’t show up in the desktop. Dolphin, firefox and every other applications i open (from the terminal i open through dolphin) worked fine.
But now I think i found the problem. It must have something to do with the facebook plasma applet, which i installed and added after each installation. This time kde is working great except “mute” since i have not added that applet.
As for the volume level, I got rid of pulse audio. (those volume levels changed as i move to next song or any audio stream) I now have alsa with gstreamer backend, and works good but i cannot mute Master and LFE at once. PCM mute wont do anything. it used to do vol=0 for pcm while i was using opensuse11.2 but it was for pulseaudio.
After I remove pulse audio, I have two backends for alsa:
gstreamer: problem cannot mute Master and LFE at once, I have to lower my volume until i get zero volume for PCM if i want to mute my audio.
Xine: OMG, while Master = 0, no sound at all, regardless of PCM, and LFE,
while Master is just one step upper than 0, it does not matter if master=1 or 100, it is 100% loud. It feels like instead of the slider, master has on/off switch (but if i use this the mute will work for master and LFE both) if i mute one of them, it will mute all sounds.
What should i do… I am using my buttons to decrease volume until silence if i want to mute these days, I hate it. I want to press a button and no sound, and press it again, restore the volume .
Any ideas, suggestion, advices, or anything.
BTW oldcpu, you must be darn old, you are the one who have answered my questions more than others in these 4 years of using opensuse.
I really appreciate and want to thank you as well as every members of this community for making us easier to switch to linux.
Thank You guys.