[pulseaudio-discuss] Segmentation fault when load module-alsa-sink by commandline

Zhang, Xing Z xing.z.zhang at intel.com
Sun Oct 12 22:27:11 PDT 2008

>> I am newbie to PA. Now I am trying to enable PA from scratch. When I
>> enter "load-module module-alsa-sink" it complains "no such file
>> found", then I launch PA with param "-p /usr/lib/pulse-0.9/modules/"
>> unfortunately a segmentation fault happen while I load
>> module-alsa-sink. I notice default.pa uses module-hal-detect instead
>> of directly loading module-asla-xxx, so I want to know whether the
>> issue I met is a known bug? Or any other methods to load
>> module-alsa-xxx by manual?
>Hmm, do you mean you have compiled PA yourself?
>If you have to pass -p then this is probably a sign that your modules dir
>and pa binary do not match: /usr/lib/pulse-0.9/modules probably
>belongs to your installed version while your are running your own.
>Please note that the interface to the modules is not ABI or API stable
>in any way. That means, if you load a module that was compiled for a
>differnt PA version you will almost certainly get a segfault.
>If you want to run PA from your build tree then make sure to edit
>~/.pulse/daemon.conf. There, set dl-search-path to something like this:
>  dl-search-path = /home/lennart/projects/pulseaudio/src/.libs
>(This is the line I use, with having my GIT checkout of PA in
>~/projects/pulseaudio. The .libs/ is especially important because
>libtool puts its .so in that hidden subdir during build time)
>Hope this helps,

[Zhang, Xing Z] Thanks a lot. It's quite help! But I found there is no module-alsa-xxx.so at .libs/. Does PA remove it or I miss some compiling param to produce it?

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