Re: KDE 3.4 startup and logout sound
From: Travis Evans (travisge-usenet-0192_at_spambob.net)
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2005 16:18:19 -0600
On 03/18/2005 12:26 PM, Freek wrote:
> Because I regularly had crashes of Konqueror I installed KDE 3.4. So far no
> crashes, however the KDE startup and logout sounds do not play. This is
> true for SuSE 9.0 and SuSE 9.2.
> Also in KDE-menu, "Control Center", "Sound & Multimedia" and "System
> Notifications", in this window select in "Event source" "KDE System
> Notifications" and in there "KDE is starting up" then clicking on the
> arrow/trangle in front of the filename of the sound to be played the sound
> will not be heard. However in selecting "Sound System" and in "General"
> "Test Sound" the sound is heard.
> Also installation of KDE 3.3 had problems with this sound and installation
> of the newest artsdriver did solve that problem. Did not try to build the
> newest arts. Work in progress....
> Anybody already has a solution?
I read a message on a message board that said to edit (as root) the file
/opt/kde3/bin/startkde. There seems to be an error on line 242:
LD_BIND_NOW=true kdeinit +kcminit
The line should be split into two lines like this:
Apparently the knotify program wasn't getting started when KDE starts
up. This fixed the problem for me.
I've read several messages about rebuilding the ARTS source rpms, but I
didn't have to do that.
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