I can do test sound and I hear the KDE start up sound but when trying to set sound notification for any kde app it doesn't play anything. Nothing is logged on vt1 and I tried to start kteatime from a console and no errors are dumped when trying to play sounds.
Steps to Reproduce:
Portage 2.0.51-r3 (default-linux/x86/2004.3, gcc-3.3.5, unavailable, 2.6.10-
System uname: 2.6.10-gentoo-r4-p4.3 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz
Gentoo Base System version 1.4.16
CFLAGS="-O2 -march=pentium4 -fomit-frame-pointer -pipe"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb /usr/kde/2/share/config /usr/kde/3.
3/env /usr/kde/3.3/share/config /usr/kde/3.3/shutdown /usr/kde/3/share/config /
usr/lib/mozilla/defaults/pref /usr/share/config /var/qmail/control"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/gconf /etc/init.d /etc/terminfo /etc/env.d"
CXXFLAGS="-O2 -march=pentium4 -fomit-frame-pointer -pipe"
FEATURES="autoaddcvs ccache distlocks sandbox"
USE="X acpi alsa apache2 arts avi bash-completion bluetooth crypt encode gdbm
gif imlib jpeg kde libg++ libwww mmx mmx2 mpeg ncurses nptl oggvorbis opengl oss
pam pdflib png python qt readline sdl slang spell sse sse2 ssl truetype vhosts
xml2 xv zlib"
Have tried anything to solve this by yourself?, searched/posted something on the forums or gentoo user-list?, what version of kde?, what's the content of ~/.kde/share/config/knotifyrc?, etc.
Please try a little harder to solve your problem with the Gentoo community before adding extra load to the devs. If you already have done this and you are convinced there is a bug in the kde-package, then post your tests and results here and I will try to help you.
It's not that I didn't google for that, it's just that I just got people with not enough permissions or muted cards. The key was knotifyrc which gets trashed for some reason after upgrading KDE. I'm using 3.3.2 btw. I haven't had issues like this before with Mandrake/NetBSD/Slackware/Debian/FreeBSD upgrading KDE and sound so I thought it might be something Gentoo specific.
Is it still an issue?
No, I edited knotifyrc and it works fine now.
After a quick search, it seems this wasn't a gentoo issue anyway:
it could be either http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=69830 or http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=94918