[arch-general] update to kde 4.5.2 - no sound - tries to remove my devices??

Matthew Gyurgyik pyther at pyther.net
Thu Oct 7 07:48:16 EDT 2010

On Wed, 06 Oct 2010 22:05:05 -0500, "David C. Rankin"
<drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com> wrote:
> Guys,
> 	I updated to 4.5.2 today and on start, kde4 asked to remove all my
> devices. So I chose - 'manage devices'. All of my sound devices are
> out
> and the 'default' doesn't work. (screenshot of devices dialog here):
> [81k]
> http://www.3111skyline.com/dl/Archlinux/bugs/kde4-nosound.png
> 	The sound is "HDA Nvidia (ALC888 Analog)" and the same for digital and
> 	HDMI. I
> looked through dmesg to see if there was anything glaring, but there
> wasn't.
> (dmesg output here):
> [44k]
> http://www.3111skyline.com/dl/Archlinux/bugs/dmesg-20101006.txt
> 	Has anyone else seen this with the new kde4? If so any ideas how best
> troubleshoot? Thanks for any help you can provide.

I am not a kde user, but....

I did a google search for "phonon sound device grayed out"

I found the following two links which may be helpful:

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