Bug 492757 - pulseaudio not starting at boot time
pulseaudio not starting at boot time
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pulseaudio (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Lennart Poettering
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-03-29 06:55 EDT by Clayton Bonser
Modified: 2009-04-01 07:14 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-04-01 07:14:17 EDT
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output from issuing 'pulseaudio' command (723 bytes, text/plain)
2009-03-29 06:55 EDT, Clayton Bonser
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Description Clayton Bonser 2009-03-29 06:55:59 EDT
Created attachment 337160 [details]
output from issuing 'pulseaudio' command

Description of problem:
Pulseaudio seems to be not running after booting. There is no sound with everything turned up and not muted in mixer.
This might be a config error, but as it's the default condition after an install, it should be fixed, I suppose.
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How reproducible:
Always no sound, for all users and all applications that use sound.

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:
Opening any sound file, or viewing web content with sound produces silence.

Expected results:
some sound from the speakers.

Additional info:
OK, issuing 'pulseaudio -k' returns Failed to kill daemon: no such process

issuing 'pulseaudio produces the message in the attachment. (too long to put in here.)
In relation to the attached message, I have added myself as a user to pulseaudio-rt This did not help.
Comment 1 Lennart Poettering 2009-03-30 10:18:50 EDT
PA is not started on boot, but on GNOME session login.

Could you please provide a dump of ~/.xsession-errors?
Comment 2 Lennart Poettering 2009-03-30 10:21:25 EDT
Oh, and also everything from syslog regarding PA, please.
Comment 3 Clayton Bonser 2009-04-01 02:53:40 EDT
Umm, I'm feeling a bit sheepish here.
After filing the bug report, I also asked for assistance through a forum, and consensus was to remove pulseaudio.
I did this and still I had no sound.
As an experiment, I unplugged the surround system, and connected an old set of stereo speakers. Sound appeared.
On receiving your request I reinstalled PA, and now it seems happy. At least it's working.
I can add that the PA VU meter did not show any output when there was no sound. However, the error message logs have gone up to cyber-heaven. Sorry to have been a bother.


P.S., as I can't supply any more info, unless you want to persist somehow, would you mark this one as closed please?
Comment 4 Lennart Poettering 2009-04-01 07:14:17 EDT
Closing then.

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