Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 507889
twinkle: cannot access the speaker (alsa: default)
Last modified: 2009-06-28 20:31:03 EDT
Description of problem:
Using twinkle on F11 with a KDE install. I have pulseaudio enabled, and the default output server. I'm using it with the xine backend.
twinkle on startup gives:
cannot access the ring tone device (alsa: default)
cannot access the speaker (alsa: default)
cannot access the microphone (alsa: default)
I've used twinkle on the same setup a few times earlier and it worked fine. I had removed pulseaudio in between, tried it, and twinkle worked fine. I installed it again, and twinkle had worked. All this w/o a system reboot or login/logout from the kde session.
And suddenly it stopped working with the error given above.
Odd indeed. There were no changes at all between it working and not working?
no package updates? login/logouts? pulseaudio restarts?
Can you attach your ~/.twinkle/twinkle.log file from a failed start?
Is pulseaudio running?
So yesterday I installed pulseaudio and tried twinkle, it worked. But it wasn't using pulseaudio at the time (because the xine backend didn't have the pulse plugin).
Jun 23 19:31:14 Installed: pulseaudio-0.9.15-14.fc11.x86_64
That was yesterday and twinkle was working.
Today, I had installed these apps:
Jun 24 11:54:37 Installed: wxBase-2.8.10-1.fc11.x86_64
Jun 24 11:54:39 Installed: wxGTK-2.8.10-1.fc11.x86_64
Jun 24 11:54:39 Installed: vamp-plugin-sdk-2.0-5.fc11.x86_64
Jun 24 11:54:40 Installed: soundtouch-1.4.0-2.fc11.x86_64
Jun 24 11:54:40 Installed: libid3tag-0.15.1b-8.fc11.x86_64
Jun 24 11:54:45 Installed: audacity-1.3.7-0.7.beta.fc11.x86_64
Jun 24 19:46:36 Installed: xine-lib-pulseaudio-18.104.22.168-2.fc11.x86_64
After this, twinkle audio wasn't working. I installed the xine plugin for pulseaudio because I realised I wasn't running pulseaudio at all. Even after this, twinkle audio hasn't been working.
Between all this, there were no logout/logins or pulseaudio restarts.
I did switch to pulseaudio in my systemsettings after installing the xine plugin and kde sounds do go via pulseaudio. twinkle doesn't seem to (I have logged out/logged in multiple times to confirm).
Attaching the twinkle.log file with the relevant info from startup (had to trim because it had some auth info)
Created attachment 349292 [details]
After a few other updates (kde 4.2.4, etc) I rebooted the system and twinkle audio works fine. Though it'll be interesting to get to the root of that problem
Yeah, all I can think of is that something weird was going on in the xine-lib-pulseaudio plugin? Or something odd with your login where you didn't get the audo device acls correctly?
I'm not sure what else to do here... should we just close this bug for now and reopen or file a new one if it appears again?
Yeah, I guess we can close it now. I'll report a new one if it happens again. Thanks.