[PlanetCCRMA] Sound controls in KDE, Gnome

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Thu Mar 11 19:15:03 2004

> Should I expect the sound utilities that come with Gnome and KDE to work 
> with ALSA? 

Not necessarily. They will access the soundcard through the OSS
emulation modules in ALSA. Whether they can do something with that or
not depends (I guess) on the exact program you are trying to run. 

> I've tried setting some preferences, like system 
> notifications and so forth, but they don't generally work.  KDE also 
> gives me an error when I ask it to detect the soundcard, with the message:
> The via82cxxx_audio driver could not be loaded.  This soundcard may not 
> be compatible with Red Hat Linux.

That is the original OSS driver, it cannot be loaded (at that time)
because you already hav the ALSA driver loaded. 

> It then proceeds to play the test sound with no problem, so I'm ignoring 
> the message.

-- Fernando