The following I recieved last week:
When I rebooted into the new kde environment kde sound-system is pure static.
Looks like an endian-issue :-/ ..
artsd itself works fine (mplayer -ao arts).. just the kdemultimedia junk doesn't
.... and I noticed the following today ....
When kde starts , the sound is not so good as I expect.
It's a known problem with -current.
Looks like a bug in kdemultimedia (arts is okay).. maybe an endianness problem...
How would one go about tracking this down, I run the same version of kde and kde multimedia in gentoo and I have no problems.... Should I maybe try adjusting some slack build and recompiling kde multimedia, and report the results of that?