Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 492757
pulseaudio not starting at boot time
Last modified: 2009-04-01 07:14:17 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Always no sound, for all users and all applications that use sound.
Steps to Reproduce:
Opening any sound file, or viewing web content with sound produces silence.
some sound from the speakers.
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.
PA is not started on boot, but on GNOME session login.
Could you please provide a dump of ~/.xsession-errors?
Oh, and also everything from syslog regarding PA, please.
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?