I installed openSUSE 11 and everything worked well. Then I decided to upgrade from KDE 4.0 to KDE 4.1, and after that Phonon couldn’t use my soundcard. Recent update to 4.1.1 didn’t help.
Sound still works well in mplayer, but I can’t hear anything from Phonon-based apps. There’s some message on starting KDE about Phonon not being able to use my soundcard (though that message is not showing fully on a screen and it disappears fast). What logs could I look to and what settings could I tweak to fix that problem?
go into yast2 type in the search for phonon install the phonon-backend-xine
log out and back into kde 4.1 goto configure desktop goto sound click the backend tab then make sure xine is in the box and at the top and you should be good to go