Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 483514
PA clients hang
Last modified: 2009-04-23 17:43:11 EDT
Description of problem:
Totem/alsamixer app/flash plugin, or related music players fail to start properly.
Disabling or turning of pulseaudio (user-started) daemon (start-pulseaudio-x11) fixes the issue.
The issue is that the program seems frozen(firefox stalls on the loading flash content, totem stalls, and alsamixer does not start)
alsamixer or totem exhibit this message when started from xterm,
"I: caps.c: Limited capabilities successfully to CAP_SYS_NICE.
I: caps.c: Dropping root privileges.
I: caps.c: Limited capabilities successfully to CAP_SYS_NICE
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
type alsamixer or totem from xterm
Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum upgrade
2. open firefox, and open a flashplugin webpage with audio content(or type alsamixer or totem in xterm)
3. to fix(gnome session): edit gnome session to not start pulseaudio server (or kill process running userstarted pulseaudio daemon)
-flash page freezes
-totem doesnt show its logo
-alsamixer stalls showing given message
-This occurs on both kernels on my i386 32bit system. (yum upgrade installed a new kernel, and on either boot disabling this pulseaudio server allows my audios apps to start normally)
yum upgrade was initiated with root privileges.. but my entire session is non-root
This is probably because some application is blocking access to the audio device. PulseAudio hence cannot open it and all clients to it hang until PA can acecss it again.
Use fuser -v /dev/dsp* /dev/snd/* to find out which application this is.
Closing due lack of response.