Created attachment 923765 [details]
patch for /usr/bin/start-pulseaudio-x11
Description of problem:
/usr/bin/pulseaudio running as user looks in X server root properties for PULSE_* properties. These values are stale: they point to the gdm pulseaudio server which has exited.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): f20 gnome
How reproducible: always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. log in on gnome
2. look at top right menu
3. the volume control has no icon, and sound control panel has no devices
sound doesn't work, no devices in sound control panel.
(flash firefox plugin bypasses pulseaudio and hence works).
sound should work
patch for /usr/bin/start-pulseaudio-x11 is attached.
From your description, you make it sound like this will *always* fail, but I cannot reproduce what you describe. So, I'm unsure if this is the appropriate or best approach.
Mind posting this to pulseaudio upstream ml or bugzilla for feedback?
Well, it was working before the updates listed in attachment.
Created attachment 926271 [details]
yum.log of update which caused the problem
All pulseaudio updates listed in /var/log/yum.log*:
May 10 00:24:42 Updated: pulseaudio-libs-4.0-13.gitf81e3.fc20.x86_64
May 10 00:24:51 Updated: pulseaudio-libs-glib2-4.0-13.gitf81e3.fc20.x86_64
May 10 00:25:42 Updated: pulseaudio-utils-4.0-13.gitf81e3.fc20.x86_64
May 10 01:02:14 Updated: pulseaudio-4.0-13.gitf81e3.fc20.x86_64
May 10 01:02:18 Updated: pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-4.0-13.gitf81e3.fc20.x86_64
May 10 01:02:25 Updated: pulseaudio-gdm-hooks-4.0-13.gitf81e3.fc20.x86_64
May 10 01:07:54 Updated: alsa-plugins-pulseaudio-1.0.27-2.fc20.x86_64
May 10 01:07:55 Updated: pulseaudio-module-x11-4.0-13.gitf81e3.fc20.x86_64
Aug 02 19:05:20 Updated: pulseaudio-libs-5.0-7.fc20.x86_64
Aug 02 19:05:49 Updated: pulseaudio-libs-glib2-5.0-7.fc20.x86_64
Aug 02 19:06:24 Updated: pulseaudio-5.0-7.fc20.x86_64
Aug 02 19:08:34 Updated: pulseaudio-utils-5.0-7.fc20.x86_64
Aug 02 19:12:44 Updated: pulseaudio-module-x11-5.0-7.fc20.x86_64
Aug 02 19:13:45 Updated: pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-5.0-7.fc20.x86_64
Aug 02 19:14:32 Updated: pulseaudio-gdm-hooks-5.0-7.fc20.x86_64
Aug 02 20:46:43 Installed: pulseaudio-debuginfo-5.0-7.fc20.x86_64
I am investigating further. I looked at ulseaudio-4.0-266-gf81e3.tar.xz and pulseaudio-5.0.tar.xz without seeing anything suspicious. (Also looked at the spec files. (There isn't any 4.0-13 revision in the git tree).
So I will look at the changes to gnome-shell and elsewhere.
nothing there either.
Is gnome supposed to use a single real-time pulseaudio daemon? I notice that the one belonging to user gnome runs at real time, while the ordinary user's daemon runs with just elevated nice priority.
Which pulseaudio daemon is in use when you login to gnome?
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