[ale] Sound problem. Kscd?

Jim Philips jcphil at mindspring.com
Thu Feb 5 06:00:15 EST 2004

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On Thursday 05 February 2004 12:10 am, zeb wrote:
> I am trying to add sound to my system
> I am running Slackware 9.1 with the default KDE.
> On the first try of Kscd, the icon appears and the legend indicates
> that it is playing a track.  There is no sound because I haven't
> installed the Alsa drivers.  If I make a second attempt, the icon
> doesn't appear.  The little bitty icon pops up and then vanishes.
> Reinstall Slack.  Install the Alsa drivers for aureal 8820.  Get
> system s0unds.  Play a sound track attached to an e-mail.  Kscd
> apparently aborts.  Look in /var/log/syslog:  "illegal request"
> reported from sr0.
> Reinstall Slack.  Install Alsa drivers for ens1370 (SB PCI 124).
> Exactly same results.
> Following the Alsa installation procedures as outlined at their URL.
> Also trying the Alsa installation detailed at opensrc.  Also tried
> the installation procedures outlined at SlacKfAQ.  The best I can bet
> are system sounds.  KSCD aborts with "illegal request" or sometimes
> "Invalid command".
> I have done extensive googling and not found any answers.
> Has anyone else had this problem?  Has anyone found a fix?

I don't know if this is the whole solution or not, but KDE needs to be told 
that you're using ALSA. Go to the Control Center and select Sound & 
Multimedia and then Sound System. On that page, there should be a Hardware 
tab. Go there and select "Advanced Linux Sound Architecture" as the audio 
device. See if that makes a difference.
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