Upgrade from Mageia 5 where phonon was already set to use the default (ALSA) backend and PulseAudio was disabled.
PulseAudio is still disabled, but trying to play something in Amarok didn't work. Trying to go through Amarok's configuration (Playback) to access Phonon configuration results in Amarok freezing.
Phonon configuration can be accessed through systemsettings (though it's slow to start) and backend setting fixed.
Previous Mageia versions handled this correctly IIRC.
Once the configuration was fixed and I logged out and back in, Amarok was set to 0% volume, so I had to change that to 100% to hear it playing anything.
Amarok seems to reset itself to 0% at every log in. Not sure if this is Amarok or Phonon's fault.
is the sound to 0% only in amarok ? or in plasma-pa too ?
As I just told on the dev@ mailing list, I'm moving this bug report to the "Intended for Mageia 6" list because it does not strictly qualify for Release Blocker.
Setting back to release blocker, as this may not be totally fixable after release. Once a user has logged into Plasma once, the setting may persist in their profile. It's also at that point not going to be obvious how to fix it, especially given the difficulty of accessing the setting.
(In reply to Nicolas Lécureuil from comment #3)
> is the sound to 0% only in amarok ? or in plasma-pa too ?
If that 0% sound only affects Amarok, it would be better to keep it out of the scope of this issue (maybe open a new one). This issue should focus only on preserving the Phonon backend configured in KDE4 when upgrading to Plasma 5.
(In reply to Rémi Verschelde from comment #6)
> If that 0% sound only affects Amarok, it would be better to keep it out of
> the scope of this issue (maybe open a new one). This issue should focus only
> on preserving the Phonon backend configured in KDE4 when upgrading to Plasma
David, can you confirm if it only affects Amarok or also other applications?
I need to do a fresh test, hopefully this weekend, but the incorrect phonon setting is a global thing.