From Fedora Project Wiki

NOTE: This is all implemented for you already, if you install kde-settings-pulseaudio pkg.

If you want to test out Fedora 8 + PulseAudio + KDE, here's what to do.

0.1 Init
0.2 switch pulseaudio start from xdg/autostart to X11/xinitd.d
0.3 mention using /etc/kde/env or ~/.kde/env for pa startup too
0.4 X11/xinit.d -> X11/xinit/xinitrc.d/ 0.5 implemented via kde-settings-pulseaudio pkg

  • Prereq pkgs

yum install alsa-plugins-pulseaudio pulseaudio pulseaudio-module-x11 pulseaudio-utils

This should make pulseaudio intercept all calls from alsa-using apps (including kde's arts). See also [1]

  • autostart pulseaudio on session start

Drop File:RexDieter PulseAudioKDE into one of several possible locations:

  • /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.d/ (for all X sessions)
  • /etc/kde/env/ (all users, kde only)
  • ~/.kde/env (single user, kde only)

Hopefully, we can get this (or something like it) accepted as the de-facto method of getting pulseaudio started for desktop sessions.

  • (optional) make pulseaudio-module-xsmp start after kde session manager is started/ready:

Modify /etc/xdg/autostart/pulseaudio-module-xsmp.desktop to include:


NOTE: this still doesn't seem to work right, this module doesn't seem to get loaded for me.