Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 306061
pulseaudio daemon gets hung up while playing music from rhythmbox
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:16 EST
Description of problem:
Music plays fine until pulseaudio logs the following error:
Sep 25 16:09:08 raptor pulseaudio: protocol-native.c: client sent block
for invalid stream.
Then all sound is hung. Rhythmbox gets hung and has to be killed. Restarting it
doesn't work. Killing pulseaudio and restarting and makes sound work again.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I don't know if this is a rhythmbox problem or a pulseaudio one. I'll see if it
happens with banshee.
After the error message, killing and restarting rhythmbox doesn't fix it. Going
to the Preferences->Hardware->Sound and clicking any of the test buttons gives a
gstreamer pipe error. Killing and restarting pulseaudio fixes everything.
Hmm, this looks as if some error cause the alsa sink plugin to be unloaded in PA.
Could you please run "pulseaudio -vv" in a terminal and paste its output when
this happens again?
And, after this happened, does the output device still appear in pavucontrol.
Created attachment 206941 [details]
$ uname -pmi
i686 athlon i386
Created attachment 207361 [details]
gzipped typescript of pulseaudio -vv log
Here's my -vv log and no, there is no output device in pavucontrol after this
I have this problem also, last time it happened with totem. pulseaudio -k and
pulseaudio -D fixes the problem (for a while)...
This also happens to me. It has happened while using rhythmbox, exaile, and
This is fixed in the new snapshot I uploaded on friday, which is also available