[quote author=cage47 link=board=2;threadid=4822;start=0#47980 date=1030995149]
The arts sound server works fine, but in order for it to start I have to start KDE first. If I boot up and start IceWM first, no sound. Is it possible to have arts start on boot up rather than just KDE startup?
it should be possible
try adding /path/to/ur/kde/installation/bin/artsd to your ~/.xinitrc or ~/.xsession file depending on what u use. i gotta tell ya though... it probably will start some extra KDE services it depends on so u might be better off with just running KDE. Or if you really wanna use IceWM u could try to run IceWM inside KDE. Look for your startkde script and then look for this part:
so changing kwrapper ksmserver to kwrapper ksmserver --windowmanager /path/to/icewm should start IceWM as the KDE windowmanager.# finally, give the session control to the session manager
# Syntax: ksmserver [--windowmanager <wm>]
# if no windowmanager is specified, ksmserver will ensure kwin is started.
# [--restore] should be controlled by kdm
# kwrapper is used to reduce startup time and memory usage
kwrapper ksmserver || \
xmessage -geometry 500x100 "Couldn't start ksmserver. Check your installation."
if u can't find that part in your startkde script then you are running a butchered KDE version and u should blame ur distro for that.
BTW... the reason ur sound doesn't seem to work when u boot and first start IceWM instead of KDE is probably related to the fact that the sound volume is set too low. When u start KDE it will let Kmix set the volumes back to the specified settings. So starting kmix from within IceWM might fix that as well.