[pulseaudio-discuss] Pulse Jack module, dies sometimes on mpc toggle

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Wed Apr 29 06:48:56 PDT 2009

On Wed, 29.04.09 14:18, Ng Oon-Ee (ngoonee at gmail.com) wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm using module-jack-sink and module-jack-source such that Pulse is  
> running above my Jack server. It doesn't give problems about half the  
> time, but sometimes the sound from my mpd server just dies. This is  
> because the pulse daemon has crashed and died (as shown by different PID  
> of pulseaudio before and after this happens). I've tried to run  
> pulseaudio in a terminal instead of daemonized, and in that situation I  
> can almost guaruntee a crash almost as soon as I start playing, though  
> if I start pulse with pulseaudio --start it seems to be able to work for  
> a much longer period of time.
> In case it matters, my default.pa does NOT load module-hal-detect,  
> module-alsa-sink/source, or module-jack-sink/source, but the other  
> default modules are loaded. I have two scripts, pulse-nojack and  
> pulse-withjack, which would check for a running Jack server and  
> start/kill depending on the needs of the situation, as well as  
> load/unload the modules as needed.
> I'm quite at a lost on how to analyze the situation, since there seems  
> to be a difference between running pulseaudio --start (which if I'm not  
> wrong is the same as pulseaudio, except it checks for a running daemon,  
> which I can confirm does NOT exist before running the command) and just  
> running pulseaudio.

What ist the pulseaudio -vvvvv output when this happens? If this is a
segfault, could you get me a stack trace please?



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