Re: KDE 3.3 ** New ** Packages Tonight - Here's the scoop
From: Luc (luc.rems_at_nospam_pi.be)
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 16:55:27 GMT
Harry Fine wrote:
> Hello everyone
> As far as I can tell, there were 17 new KDE 3.3 packages released
> tonight at the Suse FTP site tonight, to fix problems in the Suse
> distribution that have been discussed in this list. They are NOT yet on
> the Suse KDE page here:
> but they are at the Suse ftp site in both the base and application
> directories. Here it is.
> They installed fine. FTP them to a separate directory, drop down to
> runlevel 3 (init 3), log in at the console and change to that directory,
> then rpm -Uvh * amd
> they install perfectly. Then go back to runlevel 5 (init 5). KDE will
> start and run fine.
> I always assumed that the KDE section at the web site, was just a mirror
> of the FTP server. I guess not.
Well, I downloaded the KDE version 3.3 previously when it came out for SuSE
9.1. I installed it on my laptop and there were some small issues, but
nothing worse except that I lost all sound capabilities in KDE 3.3.
No sound previews, unable to play sound files and unable to hear system
Now I downloaded this version and installed it on my desktop computer and
this time it runs fine, no software complications, no kicker problems
except that once again I lost all sound capabilities in KDE.
Sound itself works fine. Yast detects the sound card, test sound is played
correctly but no sounds in KDE.
When I want to preview a sound file, nothing is played. When I want to open
a wav or MP3 file in kaboodle or XMMS it says that I don't have a sound
In the KDE Control panel there should be a button to save volumes. Mine is
always at zero at login. Even if I put it to 100 I still don't hear sound.
But this button in KDE control panel just isn't there. And I know where is
There are no sound problems in the original KDE 3.2 from SuSE 9.1.
So no KDE 3.3 for me as it is a complete disaster to the system.
Maybe I'm not the only one but this is a no go for me :-(