[pulseaudio-discuss] Phonon-Applications listed in pavucontrol but no sound

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Sun May 23 01:07:35 PDT 2010

'Twas brillig, and Fabian Köster at 22/05/10 23:10 did gyre and gimble:
> Hello everybody!
> I am running Gentoo and trying to get Phonon to work with PulseAudio .
> Non-KDE-Applications like VLC work fine.
> KDE-Applications like Amarok or Kaffeine are listed in pavucontrol as Audio
> Streams but there is neither sound output nor does the "volume-meter" display
> any activity.
> I am not getting any error-messages and I do not have any idea how to debug
> this.
> Can anybody please help me?

For general background on how the whole KDE->PA stuff works, please read 
the various articles on my blog about KDE integration with PA.


In the short term, I'll make a prediction:
  1. You use the Xine backend for PA,
  2. You are using phonon 4.4.1 from Gitorious.

If so, then it's my fault :$

I managed to break the default volume setting with Xine+PA in 4.4.1, but 
it's fixed in git with this commit:

You'll also probably want this one:

If this is not the case, please let me know and I'll try and think of 
other ideas :D



Colin Guthrie

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