I just purchased a new system and I can't get the sound to work on either kde 3 or 2010 beta 1. This is a pclos configuration error as I have quickly ruled out the possibility of hardware malfunction or connection issues. That's because it works fine in a different operating system that is not pclos or linux.
Here's the problem: there is no sound - no system sounds or any multimedia sounds.
This is what I have done. I installed 2010 beta 1 onto this system in question, the HTPC system in my sig.
In the default kernel, the Configure My Computer > Computer Administration > Multimedia area initially showed only PulseAudio and no hardware devices. It (pulseaudio) never revealed a sound. I tinkered and toggled all that I could find, but could not make it work. Thinking that since this is a brand new computer, maybe a newer kernel might work, I tried the 184.108.40.206.bfs kernel. Immediately there showed several hardware devices in the Multimedia area. But when I clicked on "Test" for each of them, there was no sound. (Yes, I checked the obvious, like muting and volume indicator).
Then I tried the alsaconf. It showed two hardware devices. I tried to configure both of these, logged out and back in, and tested each in the Multimedia area. No luck at all.
I booted into the original and default beta 1 kernel and saw that it now added the same hardware components in the Multimedia area in addition to Pulseaudio. Thesewere not there until after I installed the newer kernel. None worked. I tried alsaconf on both devices in this kernel also. No luck.
I uninstalled pulseaudio from the system and it is currently uninstalled.
To try and make it easier to spot something out of the ordinary, I have attached three screenshots:
I had to fight a battle consisting of several hours over a three day period to get the nvidia drivers loaded, working, and configured on this new system. It was well worth it as it is working great. If I can get sound going then I can start using this system for its designated purpose(s) - multimedia.
Any ideas or suggestions?
Edit: removed "beta" from the subject line as this issue is present in 2010