Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 507117
pulseaudio failure causes UI freezes, gnome-settings-daemon failure
Last modified: 2009-06-25 12:00:28 EDT
Description of problem:
After experiencing freezes of much of the GNOME UI and observing gnome-settings-daemon failing to start, I found several instances of this in /var/log/messages:
Jun 21 02:38:02 bolt pulseaudio: core-util.c: Failed to stat home directory /home/braden: No such file or directory
Jun 21 02:38:02 bolt pulseaudio: lock-autospawn.c: Cannot access autospawn lock.
/home/braden is an NFS mount using autofs.
After performing "yum erase pulseaudio", the aforementioned problems have gone away.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Your home directory seems not to be set up properly, since stat() fails on it with ENOENT. This is not a bug in PA.