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Re: [opensuse] OpenSUSE 10.3 KDE and selecting the sound device.
  • From: "Chee How Chua" <chuacheehow@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2008 22:51:47 +0800
  • Message-id: <2d6f50b0804080751g67f374f5id8248aabfbb66c33@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 8:46 PM, Roger Oberholtzer <roger@xxxxxx> wrote:
On Fri, 2008-04-04 at 14:25 +0200, Will Stephenson wrote:
> On Friday 04 April 2008, Roger Oberholtzer said:
> > I have a machine into which I have plugged a pair of USB speakers (some
> > model by Trust). Happily, they worked out of the box. That is, the
> > proper drivers were automatically loaded and the devices accept sound
> > from programs like xmms. (Linux is just getting to be less challenging
> > these days...)
> >
> > KDE is a different issue. If I tell KDE to use a specific audio device
> > (e.g., /dev/dsp1 - my USB speakers - instead of /dev/dsp), I can get it
> > to play its test sound to that device. However, nothing I do can make
> > KDE generally use this device. Restart KDE and it is back to
> > using /dev/dsp. kmix shows the USB speakers, so KDE does know about
> > them, but the sound is not coming from them.
> >
> > Is there some magic to getting KDE to use a specified audio device?
>

On a related note, is there some magic to prevent my laptop's speaker
from playing sound when my ear phones are plugged in?
On other systems, when my ear phones are plugged in, the speakers are
muted. I'm not getting it on this particular laptop.

Any solutions? Thanks in advance.
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