Problems with sound with KDE4.4
Two or three months ago, sound would fail, but a reboot would fix it.
Then it failed about two weeks ago, and the first or second reboot would not fix
Now my sound is completely gone (no notifications, no music players, etc) and
many reboots have not helped.
My sound card is good. My sound card is a Creative soundblaster!Live which uses the
snd_emu10k1 driver. I can boot into WinXP, and into PCLOS 3.5 and have sound, so
it must be related to 4.4. I have sound using the 2010.7 livecd. I have not tried to upgrade to 4.5 yet simply
because too many people are reporting problems. Upgrading may fix the problem or
it might just put another layer to the whole situation.
I have done the PCC>Sound configuration, it looks just like it does when I boot
I have run alsaconf as root, and it did not help.
I have removed (via synaptic) all the programs I have installed that use sound
(including video editing), except for those that have used for a long time with
no problems in the past, such as audacious,audacity,Musescore, timidity. And I
have rebooted after removing them.
I do not have pulse audio installed, tho there seems to be a lot of pulseaudio
stuff installed as reported by synaptic. Up until now pulse audio did not seem to
be anything that I needed. Jack is still installed, trying to remove it tried to remove a lot of stuff.
I have installed task-LXDE, and don't have sound there either.
I have created a different user and don't have sound there. I have also logged in as root with no sound.
I've tried everything I know how to do. (Yes I've looked at the mixer settings) I'm looking for suggestions. I believe there must be a configuration file that somehow got glitched.