[sclug] KDE is driving me nuts!

Neil Haughton n.a.haughton at bigfoot.com
Wed Nov 12 18:39:54 UTC 2003

I have this wierd problem with KDE's system sounds. I've experienced 
before with previous installations of Mandrake but it seemed to go away 
of its own accord. Recently I wiped and reinstalled my Mandrake 9.1 
installation and it's reappeared. Here's what happens:

When KDE first starts there are no system event sounds until I logout 
and shut down KDE - at which point I hear the 'KDE is starting' sound. 
That's it - nothing else in the way of system event sounds. I've checked 
that After a few logins, for no apparent reason, the 'KDE is starting' 
sound appears when it should, and thereafter all the usual sounds occur 
at the appropriate events, including the 'KDE is closing' sound when I 
log out. The next time I log in however it reverts to nothing until I 
log out again, when I get the 'starting' sound instead of the 'closing' 
sound. Most wierd.

I'm not claiming that this is a serious problem, but it has me 
intrigued. It's almost as if the sounds are being delayed, or KDE is 
getitng the events confused.

Does anyone have any ideas? I'm sure someone must know what is going on 

Neil Haughton

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