[pulseaudio-discuss] main.c: daemon startup failed.

Colin Guthrie 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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