OpenSuse 12.1 and pulseaudio

Hallo:
I’ve installed OpenSuse 12.1 x64.

As in previous releases, I’ve problems with Puseaudio. I’m not able so see all channels in Kmix and unable to decease/disable sound level for notifications.
I can see a video and heard it by headphones and speakers, but unable to disable speakers sound.
What can I do to see all channels in kmix and disabling speakers channel?
Or, is possible to uninstall Puseaudio? (I’m not sure how I’ve uninstalled it on previous release).

Regards

This is my hardware configuration (HP Pavillion DV6 2026es):
00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS880 Host Bridge
00:02.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (ext gfx port 0)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0)
00:05.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 1)
00:06.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 2)
00:0a.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 5)
00:11.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
00:12.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:12.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0 USB OHCI1 Controller
00:12.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0 USB OHCI1 Controller
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 3c)
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M96 [Mobility Radeon HD 4650]
01:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc RV710/730 HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 4000 series]
08:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 03)
0a:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): JMicron Technology Corp. IEEE 1394 Host Controller
0a:00.1 System peripheral: JMicron Technology Corp. SD/MMC Host Controller
0a:00.2 SD Host controller: JMicron Technology Corp. Standard SD Host Controller
0a:00.3 System peripheral: JMicron Technology Corp. MS Host Controller
0a:00.4 System peripheral: JMicron Technology Corp. xD Host Controller

You can try this instead in KDE. Edit the text file ~/.bashrc as in Alt-F2: kwrite ~/.bashrc

And add in the single line that says: export KMIX_PULSEAUDIO_DISABLE=1

Write down what you did and why and save in some place you are likely to look at later to reverse or provide this to some one else. Reboot or restart your system and open up Kmix:

Here it is before the change …

http://thumbnails45.imagebam.com/16098/8f865f160979142.jpg](http://www.imagebam.com/image/8f865f160979142)

And here it is after the change …

http://thumbnails42.imagebam.com/16098/bcf5c9160979143.jpg](http://www.imagebam.com/image/bcf5c9160979143)

This info came from another user here, but seems I did not save his name to provide proper respect and acknowledgment for this advice. sorry … I do not recommend that you uninstall pulse.

Thank You,

Another non-Kmix approach is to install the application ‘pavucontrol’ (pulse audio volume control) and use that application instead of kmix for many of the things you previously used kmix for.

I’ve put ‘export KMIX_PULSEAUDIO_DISABLE=1’ on /etc/profile, restarted computer and now I can add all channels to Kmix.

Thanks

Happy to help torcaz99. Don’t forget to document what you did or you will forget how it was done later.

Thank You,