I just loaded PCLXDE 2010.07 on one of my laptops. Previously, this laptop has had PCLinuxOS 2009.2 (KDE) installed on it, as well as PCLinuxOS Phoenix 2010. I've had NO problems with sound on this laptop, and I can even play sound files using the default player in PCLXDE, SMplayer.
What I am having trouble with is this: with every version of PCLinuxOS that I have ever used, I can use the "play" command from the terminal to play audio files. That is, until now. For some reason, whenever I attempt to use the "play" command from a terminal, bash tells me "play: command not found."
In an attempt to resolve this, I ran alsaconf (as root) three separate times. I then installed all the extra packages dealing with Pulseaudio. When that didn't work, I un-installed those same packages. I installed Gmixer, aumix, alsamix gui, mplayer, and mencoder. I uninstalled canberra (as that has, in the past, caused problems). Nothing will enable me to regain use of the "play" command from the command line. Throughout this process, I rebooted after every change.
Before you ask, here's my sound system setup on this laptop: Intel 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio Controller, using the snd_intel8x0 driver.
Does anyone have any ideas why bash can't find the play command??? I need this for checkgmail to play a sound notification when I receive new email on my gmail account.
Thanks for any help you might be able to offer.