[pulseaudio-discuss] main.c: daemon startup failed.
gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Sun Apr 13 01:47:19 PDT 2008
Tanu Kaskinen wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 13, 2008 at 03:43:55PM +1000, Ben Finney wrote:
>> Howdy all,
>> When attempting to start PulseAudio's server, I get the following
>> uninformative error message:
>> $ sudo /usr/bin/pulseaudio
>> E: main.c: daemon startup failed.
>> What can I do to diagnose this further?
> I believe /var/log/syslog has more error messages. If they
> aren't informative enough, you can try increased verbosity
> by starting with the parameter "-vv".
Also don't start pulse as root unless you are running a --system daemon
(which is generally not recommended) - it's better to run a pulseaudio
daemon for each user and let consolekit take care of user switching etc.
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