[pulseaudio-discuss] Strange problem with pulseaudio 0.5.11

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Sat Jul 26 08:11:20 PDT 2008

Rafał Mużyło wrote:
> I spoke too soon.
> It was working for some time, but on one of subsequent restarts,
> it stopped working again.
> The messages were:
> Jul 25 20:15:21 [pulseaudio] core-util.c: Successfully gained nice level -11.
> Jul 25 20:15:21 [pulseaudio] ltdl-bind-now.c: Failed to find original
> dlopen loader.
> Jul 25 20:15:21 [pulseaudio] main.c: Found user 'pulse' (UID 107) and
> group 'pulse' (GID 444).
> Jul 25 20:15:21 [pulseaudio] main.c: Successfully dropped root privileges.
> Jul 25 20:15:21 [pulseaudio] main.c: This is PulseAudio 0.9.11
> Jul 25 20:15:21 [pulseaudio] main.c: Page size is 4096 bytes
> Jul 25 20:15:21 [pulseaudio] main.c: Using runtime directory /var/run/pulse.
> Jul 25 20:15:21 [pulseaudio] main.c: Running in system mode: yes
> Jul 25 20:15:21 [pulseaudio] pid.c: Failed to write PID file.
> Jul 25 20:15:21 [pulseaudio] main.c: pa_pid_file_create() failed.
> Jul 25 20:15:21 [pulseaudio] main.c: Daemon startup failed.

Check the ownership of the pid file in /var/run/pulse... I suspect it is 
owned by root and the pulse user cannot write it.

> And I may have something to add on 'internet radio stream noisy when
> module-suspend-on-idle is loaded' topic.
> While I can't be sure it's related and can't really test it now (as I
> went back to 0.5.10), I got a strange effect in audacious (using native
> pulse output, I think). When I started playback, I got some terrible
> noise, but the moment I changed the volume, the sound was OK again.
> And is there any way for 0.5.11 to work with wine, cause in my setup,
> it works with 0.5.10 (pulseaudio) and 1.1.2 (wine) (well, more or less,
> I'm not sure about exact timing, but the sound is good enough),
> but if I go to 0.5.11, wine goes into permanent XRUN recovery.
> Yes, I know about wine/alsa problems (i.e. api abuse/lack of needed api)
> but if there's a way for 0.5.10 to work, there may be a way for
> 0.5.11, too.

Do you have something against the number 9? It's pulseaudio 0.9.11, not 
0.5.11 ;)

I've not really tried things like this yet myself but hopefully other 
users can help :)


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