Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1479998
pulseaudio daemon won't start if ~/.config/pulse/default.pa is non-empty
Last modified: 2018-05-03 13:09:26 EDT
Description of problem:
After upgrading to F26 my KDE Plasma desktop had no audio devices available. This turned out to be because the pulseaudio daemon would not start, writing this to the journal:
Aug 09 17:42:50 wraith.home pulseaudio: [pulseaudio] main.c: Module module-switch-on-port-available not loaded.
Aug 09 17:42:50 wraith.home pulseaudio: [pulseaudio] main.c: Failed to initialize daemon.
Aug 09 17:42:50 wraith.home pulseaudio: [pulseaudio] main.c: Daemon startup failed.
With F24 I disabled that module with a per-user config file:
$ cat ~/.config/pulse/default.pa
# unload-module module-switch-on-port-available
This config caused the daemon to exit on startup.
The daemon would not start even if the file only contains comments or empty lines.
The daemon only starts if the file is empty, or doesn't exist at all.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. pulseaudio --kill
2. echo > ~/config/pulse/default.pa
3. pulseaudio --start
E: [pulseaudio] main.c: Daemon startup failed.
Daemon starts successfully.
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Still present in pulseaudio-11.1-15.fc27.x86_64