Le Sat, 12 Nov 2011 18:15:42 -0800, Mark S Bilk <mark@...> a �crit : > KDE4 enforces the use of the phonon audio system, which won't > work with the audio chip of my merely 4 year old Asus > motherboard, and many others as well. These two things alone > are sufficient to persuade many Linux experts not to recommend > Linux with KDE4 to people, at least not enthusiastically. Linux > must support the older machines found in less wealthy nations. Did you try every Phonon backend available ? Except for really bad luck at least one of them should work.