[pulseaudio-discuss] Stability of PulseAudio on Ubuntu 9.04?
Timothy J Massey
tmassey at obscorp.com
Sun Jun 28 15:11:59 PDT 2009
I had yet another PA crash, this time while trying to mute and unmute
Jun 28 17:06:38 mdsound pulseaudio: sink-input.c: Assertion
'tchunk.memblock' failed at pulsecore/sink-input.c:556, function
Basically, I cannot keep PA up and running under Ubuntu 9.04. Moving a
sink-input around crashes PA. Muting sink inputs crashes PA. Basically,
anything you want to do from the command line has a very real chance of
I was running an unupdated Ubuntu 9.04 installation. I have now done a
full update of all security and recommended updates, and I get the same
results. It seems that I'm not the only person getting this type of
and I don't know what to do about this.
I know that PA is very sensitive to problems in ALSA, and that maybe these
crashes are not PA's direct fault. But I can't seem to find anything that
points to anything other than PA...
Are there any suggestions on things I could try? I started with Fedora
11, and it's CPU usage was *incredible*: a single stream could not play
smoothly on a P4 1.6GHz machine. Not much of a machine, but it couldn't
play a single MP3 stream?!?
Should I move to Windows? :)
Any help, suggestions or comments would be appreciated. Thank you!
Timothy J. Massey
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