KMix seems to be indirectly problematic in cases such as these:
<https://forums.FreeBSD.org/threads/80412/post-524012> where I chose to force deletion of KMix, then create and register a fake manifest to prevent reinstallation;
<https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/75044/> involving a headset and a USB switch.
On one hand: a logical response to this bug report might be, refrain from installing multimedia/kdemultimedia (instead: perform installation of discrete packages).
On the other hand: logically, a person should not encounter such difficulties with audio – with or without USB.
Given real-world difficulties with audio/USB, can multimedia/kdemultimedia be changed to _not_ depend upon KMix?
At least, until difficulties can be more easily worked around or resolved.
Yes, this sounds sensible.
A commit in branch main references this bug:
Author: Tobias C. Berner <tcberner@FreeBSD.org>
AuthorDate: 2021-09-20 05:58:31 +0000
Commit: Tobias C. Berner <tcberner@FreeBSD.org>
CommitDate: 2021-09-20 06:06:30 +0000
KDE: change default sound mixer applet
The kmix mixer is being replaced by the more flexible and integrated
plasma-pa mixer from audio/plasma5-plasma-pa
- remove audio/kmix from the default options set in the metaport
- add audio/plasma5-plasma-pa to the default options set in the
If you do not want pulseaudio on your system and want to keep using
the old mixer, you have multiple options:
a) don't install the metaports (they only pull in other
b) manually build multimedia/kdemultimedia and
x11/plasma5-plasma with your chosen options
c) install both
Reported by: Graham Perrin <email@example.com>
multimedia/kdemultimedia/Makefile | 4 +++-
x11/plasma5-plasma/Makefile | 3 ++-
2 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)