TDE uses the aRts sound system which is complex and powerful, making it difficult for some users to troubleshoot when things go wrong. Here are some tips to help you diagnose what it's doing when your sound misbehaves :
How can I troubleshoot sound related problems in TDE?
To check that sound is working independently of aRts, make sure that artsd isn't running and then try playing sound through XMMS or another multimedia application that isn't a part of TDE. If that application doesn't play sound, then your general sound setup is probably broken and it's not a TDE problem.
Try playing sound with
Try setting the aRts output method to OSS. In the KDE Control Center go to Sound & Multimedia->Sound System. On the Hardware tab, under Select the audio device choose Open Sound System. If you are running alsa this will use the OSS emulation, which may give better or worse results.
I've updated to the latest version of TDE keeping my previous configuration and my system sounds don't work anymore!
Assuming you've installed aRts correctly and you still have the codecs installed your previous TDE installation needed, possibly there is a problem with your
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