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From: Dominique Michel <dominique.michel@××××××.ch>
To: gentoo-desktop@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-desktop] phonon
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2011 13:35:56
Message-Id: 20111119143518.4104222f@tuxstudio.homenetwork
I am using fvwm with fvwm-crystal. I use a few kde apps like kate or
kaffeine. I am also running jack all the time as sound server.

The only one program I get trouble with this setup is kaffeine. When
the sound is working fine with the old kaffeine version for kde3, it
doesn't work at all with kaffeine for kde4. The problem seam to come
from kaffeine and phonon. 

On one hand, the new kaffeine use the outdated and non maintained xine
backend for phonon.
On the other hand, I can launch kde, setup phonon to use jack, and
kaffeine work fine with it. But back into fvwm, I still get no sound
with kaffeine as kde is not running anymore.

I try to remove phonon-kde and install qt-phonon. The removing of
phonon-kde was fine and kdebase-meta was removed at the same time. But I
am still not able to install qt-phonon as it is a blocking:
kaffeine need kde-libs, which block qt-phonon.

In conclusion, phonon is worst for me than arts was. What a mess!?! ...
I don't want to flame, this is just my POV.

Do you know if the kde guys (the upstream for phonon for what I know) do
have any plan to solve this mess?

Do you know any solution that will let me to have sound from kaffeine
into jack when not running kde?


"We have the heroes we deserve."


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[gentoo-desktop] Re: phonon Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>