KDE: starting the arts daemon
sgaede at mediaone.net
Thu Jun 21 04:21:07 PDT 2001
You have been very kind in taking the time to assemble all the stuff you sent.
I do appreciate it. In brief, on my system, artsd does not get launched as part
of the startup sequence, as may be seen below from the ps -aux data and from
the log file I sent earlier. Once it is launched, though either as part of my
.xinitrc file or from the konsole app, sounds play and my FFT display looks
just like yours.
Up until yesterday I was hurting for disk space. I foolishly allocated 1.5 GB
for my LFS partition initially, but yesterday I was able to double the size and
now compiling won't be so hairy. Since I've tried recompiling kdesupport,
kdelibs and kdemultimedia, I'm going back and redo everything starting with
Qt. Initially I didn't understand sound as well as I do now (still not an expert!)
I saw an option in Qt for NAS support and installed NAS (even though I'm
not using it). I also tried ALSA, so it may well be that some of the configure
scripts got led astray by some of the things found on my system.
I've posted requested info below, but don't think it shows anything useful.
After recompiling, I'll post a follow-up in case others travel this road later.
Thanks again for your time and help (so far)...
Richard Gollub wrote:
> Second: let's assume for the time being that kernel modules are all ok,
> PNP initialization is ok, and modules duly loaded at boot time. (See no
> reason to doubt in view of your info that sound is produced, except
> during KDE start-up when it is supposed to play the start-up wave file).
> Just to be on the safe side, however, run the 'lsmod' command as root
> and publish here what you get.
Module Size Used by
opl3 11208 0 (unused)
cs4232 3392 0
ad1848 16896 0 [cs4232]
uart401 6400 0 [cs4232]
[ remaining modules are compiled into the kernel ]
> > kio (KLauncher): KLauncher: Got kdeinit_exec('artsd', ...)
> > KInit: Got EXEC 'artsd' from klauncher.
> > Could not find main: /opt/kde2/lib/libkdecore.so.3: undefined symbol: main
> > kdecore (KLibLoader): closing library libkcm_arts
> > kdecore (KLibLoader): Deleting KLibrary 0x8086a48 libkcm_arts
> > kdecore (KLibLoader): library libkcm_kmix.la not found under 'module' but
> > under 'lib'
> > kdeinit: PID 25231 terminated.
> There seems to be a problem here ("main: undefined symbol"). From this
> one has to conclude that apparently artsd got not run. Right after KDE
> has started, couldst you please indicate us whether artsd is indeed not
> running (via ps, for example)?
root 709 0.0 0.3 2096 956 tty1 S 06:43 0:00 sh /root/.xinitrc
root 710 0.0 0.3 2104 980 tty1 S 06:43 0:00 /bin/sh /opt/kde2
root 728 0.0 2.4 16668 6200 ? S 06:43 0:00 kdeinit: dcopserv
root 730 0.0 2.6 16968 6848 ? S 06:43 0:00 kdeinit: klaunche
root 732 0.0 2.6 16676 6668 ? S 06:43 0:00 kdeinit: kded
root 738 0.0 2.5 16700 6568 ? S 06:43 0:00 kdeinit: kxmlrpcd
root 746 0.0 2.2 16532 5772 ? S 06:43 0:00 kdeinit: Running.
root 749 0.0 3.0 16268 7812 tty1 S 06:43 0:00 knotify
root 750 0.0 2.3 12824 6076 tty1 S 06:43 0:00 ksmserver --resto
root 751 0.1 3.3 17392 8428 ? S 06:43 0:00 kdeinit: kwin -se
root 753 0.6 4.2 18660 10912 ? R 06:43 0:03 kdeinit: kdesktop
root 755 0.2 4.2 19308 10788 ? S 06:43 0:01 kdeinit: kicker
root 757 0.0 3.3 17368 8588 ? S 06:43 0:00 kdeinit: klipper
root 759 0.0 2.9 16884 7416 ? S 06:43 0:00 kdeinit: khotkeys
root 761 0.0 3.0 17124 7748 ? S 06:43 0:00 kdeinit: kwrited
root 763 0.0 0.1 1248 388 ttyp0 S 06:43 0:00 /bin/cat
root 765 1.3 6.5 23604 16776 ? S 06:43 0:08 netscape
> > With respect to 'konsole_grantpty', it is installed in /opt/kde2/bin, and
> > it does have the setuid bit set.
> Mine is installed the same way but I do not get any messages. It could
> mean something, but I'm at a loss now.
> I have sent directly to you two screenshots that you should try for
> yourself just
> to see whether arts is operating as it should. Run artsd manually (from
> a terminal) if you need; it may as well reveal a lot by just doing
> The screenshots show the Sound Server configuration dialog and arts
> control with child windows for "View aRTs status", "View Audio manager"
> and "View FFT Scope". The second screenshot was grabbed 5 seconds after
> having pushed Sound Server "Test sound" button. It then shows overall
> sound activity.
> We'll take up from here once you supply us with your findings.
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