[pulseaudio-discuss] Default pulseaudio setup on ubuntu feisty prevents audio

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Mon Sep 17 17:00:26 PDT 2007

On Mon, 17.09.07 00:39, Marc MERLIN (marc_pulse at merlins.org) wrote:

> Sorry if this is lacking some details, I got pulseaudio along with the
> distro, and only learned about it being there when I realized it was
> preventing me from playing audio.

> ubuntu comes with pulseaudio 0.9.5-5ubuntu4.1.

I doubt that. Last time I checked they ship it, but don't install it
by default.

> So, why is pulseaudio hanging out to my sound playing devices if it's not able
> to play anything?
> Shouldn't it just syslog that it can't talk to alsa (it didn't), and then
> exit and release my devices?

Most likely Ubuntu didn't patch the esd unix socket path in PA to
match what they patched it in their esd packages. They use a
non-standard path there, so they should do the same in PA.

Please report this to the Ubuntu BTS.



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