[pulseaudio-discuss] getting pulseaudio working on fedora 9

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Wed Jul 16 08:32:26 PDT 2008

On Tue, 15.07.08 11:30, Don Raikes (don at draikes.com) wrote:

> Hello,
> I just installed fedora 9 last night. As a blind user, I need the audio
> output to work both for console applications as well as for the gnome
> desktop.
> I am having problems getting pulseaudio to work.
> When I run:
> $ pulseaudio 
> as a regular user, I get:
> N: main.c: Called SUID root and real-time/high-priority scheduling was requested in the configuration. However, we lack the necessary priviliges:
> N: main.c: We are not in group 'pulse-rt' and PolicyKit refuse to grant us priviliges. Dropping SUID again.
> N: main.c: For enabling real-time scheduling please acquire the appropriate PolicyKit priviliges, or become a member of 'pulse-rt', or increase the RLIMIT_NICE/RLIMIT_RTPRIO resource limits for this user.
> W: main.c: setrlimit(RLIMIT_NICE, (31, 31)) failed: Operation not permitted
> W: main.c: setrlimit(RLIMIT_RTPRIO, (9, 9)) failed: Operation not permitted
> E: main.c: daemon startup without any loaded modules, refusing to
> work.

Try running pulseaudio -vv. The output will be much more elaborate
then, and will help you finding what the problem might be and why PA
doesn't recognize your sound card.


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