Bug 378371 - totem-xine crashes on PPC(PS3) with pulseaudio error
totem-xine crashes on PPC(PS3) with pulseaudio error
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pulseaudio (Show other bugs)
powerpc Linux
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Assigned To: Lennart Poettering
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-11-12 12:39 EST by Jason
Modified: 2007-12-09 19:08 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-12-09 19:08:16 EST
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Description Jason 2007-11-12 12:39:19 EST
Description of problem:
totem-xine (from livna repository) crashes with the error below when run on F8/
PS3. VLC will play, however there is no audio output. Confirmed that audio is 
working on F8/PS3 with soundcard detection program, rdesktop with redirected 
audio, and rhythmbox playing mp3's.

*** PULSEAUDIO: Unable to create stream.
totem: pcm_pulse.c:115: pulse_stop: Assertion `pcm->stream' failed.

This same setup works on i386; both xine and vlc work as expected.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install F8
2. Install livna repository rpm for F8 from rpm.livna.org
3. rpm -e totem
4. yum -y install totem-xine
5. Try to play video
Actual results:
Totem crashes with the error message above.

Expected results:
Movie should play.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jason 2007-11-19 22:45:32 EST
I just took several steps as part of troubleshooting steps recommended from 
this forum: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=171083

The parts involved were as follows: 
edit /etc/security/console.perms.d/50-whatever it's called, and add
<sound>=/dev/dsp* /dev/snd/*
Then, at the bottom add 
<console> 0666 <sound> 0600 root
remove alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.
Problem was in my out of date /etc/asound.conf...
...should be:

pcm.!default {
    type pulse
ctl.!default {
    type pulse

I made all of these changes, rebooted, and sound once again started working 
with totem-xine. None of this was required on my x86 systems, so I am not sure 
what the difference is, but there's something different.
Comment 2 serge lacroute 2007-12-06 16:44:09 EST
the answer to the bug doesn't seem to work. The file
/etc/security/console.perms.d/50-whatever doesn't exist.
Comment 3 Jason 2007-12-09 19:08:16 EST
The alsa plugin for pulseaudio is broken on the PS3 (looks like upstream bug
with "24 bit only" sound cards based on output from aplay when attempting to
play audio.

Proper configuration of pulseaudio on the PS3 can work around this issue and
sound will work as expected.

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