[pulseaudio-discuss] Howto debug "Connection refused" problem

Kees Bakker kees.bakker at altium.nl
Tue Nov 10 00:19:49 PST 2009

On Monday 09 November 2009, Colin Guthrie wrote:
> 'Twas brillig, and Kees Bakker at 09/11/09 11:02 did gyre and gimble:
> > BTW. I've got pulseaudio 0.9.10 installed. But the pulse library packages
> > are 0.9.19!! Could this be a problem?
> Yes.
> > If yes, then I'm in trouble because
> > I can't downgrade libpulse0 and friends due to dependencies to a lot of
> > other packages, and upgrading pulseaudio to 0.9.19 is not possible either.
> You should be able to enable a very inefficient way of making it work. 
> Enable tcp based access to your 0.9.10 PA daemon and then set 
> PULSE_SERVER=localhost in your ~/.bashrc or similar. The 0.9.19 libpulse 
> client will then talk to your 0.9.10 pulseaudio server via TCP which 
> stands at least a chance of working.
> Lots of features wont work tho'.
> I have to ask, why not just upgrade? If you are running a half-backed, 
> patched up install, then you have to expect problems....

You're right. Upgraded a few more packages. It wasn't so bad after all :-)
So now at least my clients are talking to the server again.

Still no sound tho. "Hmm, no streams around, trying to vacuum."
Ah well, more work ...

Thanks so far.
Kees Bakker

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