I really like Amarok, but apparently in Ubuntu 9.04 Gnome as a Desktop, when installing amarok it does not play sound at all. After some investigation, apparently amarok uses Phonon and you need to make sure you have the xine phonon backend. But that apparently is not enough. Installing xine-console solves the problem. I’ve read that installing xine-ui solves the problem as well.
Although I love the simplicity of Gnome, there are some Kde applications that simply rock, name it:
- and Kopete, that apparently it has video built in, something that pidgin has not yet.
Yes, you can have Gnome Desktop and use Kde applications.