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Re: F8+KDE+PulseAudio



Neal Becker wrote:

> Rex Dieter wrote:
> 
>> Neal Becker wrote:
>> 
>>> Rex Dieter wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Rex Dieter wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> Here's some notes on making PulseAudio work with KDE,
>>>>> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/RexDieter/PulseAudioKDE
>>>>> which turned out to be painfully easy.
>>>> 
>>>> Really, to make this work, all we needed was pulseaudio getting
>>>> autostarted
>>>> with the session.  After chatting on fedora-desktop, we tried the
>>>> /etc/X11/xinit.d/pulseaudio.sh containing
>>>> pulseaudio -D
>>>> solution (I initially had tried an over-complicated xdg/autostart
>>>> setup).
>>>> 
>>>> Could this (or something like it) be considered for inclusion in F8's
>>>> pulseaudio pkg?
>> 
>>> Did you mean /etc/X11/xinitrc.d ?
>> 
>> Yes.
>> 
>> -- Rex
>> 
>> 
> 
> I tried this with amarok.  I see that after starting pulseaudio, and
> selecting pulseaudio as output in amarok, seems to work.  But, now I have
> instead of 2 volume controls to play with, 3 of them.  One in amarok, one
> in kmix, and 1 in  'pulse audio volume control'.  Not really user
> friendly.
> 

Well, take either kmix(arts) or pa volume out, and you're back to 2.

fyi, just comitted a kde-settings-pulseaudio subpkg implementing the ideas
from the aforementioned PulseAudioKDE page, so now you're just a
yum install kde-settings-pulseaudio
away from trying it out.  This is/will-be part of the default kde-desktop
install for f8.  

Thanks all for the feedback.

-- Rex


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