[pulseaudio-discuss] Pulseaudio as a systemwide deamon and as?the default ALSA plugin doesn't seem to work right.... ?
lennart at poettering.net
Tue Nov 20 12:14:47 PST 2007
On Tue, 20.11.07 14:14, Kevin Williams (kevkim55 at gmail.com) wrote:
> Thanks a lot for the detailed response. I really appreciate it.
> On November 19, 2007 09:58:37 pm Lennart Poettering wrote:
> > My educated guess is that some of your apps use PA natively, others
> > don't but hardcode are configured to use the raw ALSA devices, or raw
> > OSS devices. Now, PA closes all devices after a short time of
> > idle. So, what might happen to you is that you first use a native
> > app. That causes PA top open the device. If you then use a non-native
> > app, then it won't work. But after the idleness timeout it will
> > suddenly and magically start to work, because PA closed the devices.
> Voila ! That explains the weird behaviour seen with all the apps. But, if the
> option "exit-idle-time" is responsible then, I don't have it set in
> daemon.conf !
exit-idle-time is unrelated to this.
The suspend timeout is controlled via the "timeout" parameter of
> The error message I get is "Audio output unavailable. The device is busy. Xine
> engine parameter: ".
> After a while, the error message changes to "xine was unable to
> initialize any audio drivers" !!
> Any ideas ?
No, unfortunately not. It would be helpful if you could get your hands
on some more verbose Xine debug output, though.
Lennart Poettering Red Hat, Inc.
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