[pulseaudio-discuss] cannot control input devices from pavucontrol + crashes in recording tab

Peter Hercek phercek at gmail.com
Tue Dec 28 06:41:08 PST 2010

On 12/28/2010 03:38 PM, Richard Shaw wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 6:25 AM, Peter Hercek<phercek at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> I looked at this better today and found out that the reason the loopback
>> sound stops is that the pulseaudio servers exits. It thinks it is idle. It
>> looks like when some sounds go over loopback (or pavumeter) it is not
>> considered a usefull work (the message was: "core.c: We are idle,
>> quitting..."). But when some sounds go from some other apllication (like
>> e.g. xmms) or when pavucontrol is running then it is considered a usefull
>> work and the server does not get idle. This looks like a bug to me.
>> Streaming sounds over loopback is definitely usefull work for me.
>> Should this be reported as a bug?
>> Is there some workaround, some way to make pulseaudio server not to detect
>> idling?
> One thing to try would be to rename your .pulse folder and relogin and
> see if it still occurs. Probably not the problem but I reported a
> crash last year when I tried to load the loopback module. It turns out
> that since I had upgraded a couple of times (Fedora 8, 10, 12) that
> some configuration cruft built up that the newer version of Pulse
> didn't like.

Renaming .pulse did not help. My problem is probably somehting different.


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