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Re: I'd like to get rid of pulseaudio but ...

On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 12:25 PM, Gene Heskett <gene heskett verizon net> wrote:
On Friday 29 May 2009, Kevin Kofler wrote:
>Gene Heskett wrote:
>> And that IIRC, was one of the things in my kmenu that never ran, ever.
>Then PulseAudio is not working. (pavucontrol at least used to just segfault
>if PA was not running or not accepting connections because it didn't find a
>working hardware device.)
>> And since kde4, we no longer have the name of the executable listed in the
>> menu's, there seems to be no way to try such stuff from a cli to see what
>> error falls out when it doesn't run.
>The pavucontrol name doesn't show up because the .desktop file doesn't
>contain it. (It only has a Name field containing a generic name and no
>GenericName field.) Complain to the pavucontrol maintainer(s) about that.
>Where the names are contained in the .desktop file (i.e. for most KDE
>apps), Kickoff will show them if you mouse over that item. Alternatively,
>you can use the classic menu, which can be configured to show any
>combination of Name and GenericName.
>> What do I have to re-install to make these utils such as what you name
>> above, actually work?
>yum install kde-settings-pulseaudio
>should drag in all you need. (You need at least pulseaudio and
>        Kevin Kofler
That pulled in:
 Installing     : pulseaudio
 Installing     : alsa-plugins-pulseaudio
 Installing     : pulseaudio-module-x11
 Installing     : kde-settings-pulseaudio

Now what do I service ??? restart to bring it up?

Just logging out and back in should do it but a full restart wouldn't hurt. Alternatively you could try opening a terminal and type "pulseaudio -D" which would allow you to see error messages if any. This is from memory so someone correct me if I'm wrong as I only have access to windows at work.


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