[pulseaudio-discuss] Alsa module loading failed.

mahendra Deore mahendradeore at gmail.com
Tue Jun 22 03:42:07 PDT 2010

Hi All,

I am new to the pulse audio.
I installed  pulseaudio-0.9.21/
as below:

./configure  --disable-oss-output  --disable-oss-wrapper   --enable-alsa
--with-system-user=pulse --with-system-group=pulse
make install.

when i am trying to start pulse audio giving error like

1.Start in non system mode:-

pulseaudio -n --disable-shm=FALSE --disallow-exit=FALSE
--disallow-module-loading=FALSE  --load="module-suspend-on-idle"
--load="module-alsa-source"  --load="module-alsa-sink"
--load="module-native-protocol-unix" --no-cpu-limit --exit-idle-time=-1
--high-priority=TRUE --realtime=TRUE
--dl-search-path=/usr/local/lib/pulse-0.9.21/modules/  -v &

# W: main.c: This program is not intended to be run as root (unless --system
is specified).
I: core-util.c: Successfully gained nice level -11.
I: main.c: This is PulseAudio 0.9.21
I: main.c: Page size is 4096 bytes
I: main.c: Machine ID is localhost.
E: core-util.c: Home directory /userdata not ours.

[1] + Done(1)                    pulseaudio -n --disable-shm=FALSE
--disallow-exit=FALSE --disallow-module-loading=FALSE
--load="module-suspend-on-idle" --load="module-alsa-source"
--load="module-alsa-sink" --load="module-native-protocol-unix"
--no-cpu-limit --exit-idle-time=-1 --high-priority=TRUE --realtime=TRUE
--dl-search-path=/usr/local/lib/pulse-0.9.21/modules/ -v

2. Starting in system mode:-

pulseaudio -n --disable-shm=FALSE --disallow-exit=FALSE
--disallow-module-loading=FALSE  --load="module-suspend-on-idle"
--load="module-alsa-source"  --load="module-alsa-sink"
--load="module-native-protocol-unix" --no-cpu-limit --exit-idle-time=-1
--high-priority=TRUE --realtime=TRUE
--dl-search-path=/usr/local/lib/pulse-0.9.21/modules/  --system &


pulseaudio -n --disable-shm=FALSE --disallow-exit=FALSE
ing=FALSE  --load="module-suspend-on-idle"  --load="module-alsa-source"
"module-alsa-sink" --load="module-native-protocol-unix" --no-cpu-limit
le-time=-1 --high-priority=TRUE --realtime=TRUE
pulse-0.9.21/modules/  --system &
# W: main.c: Running in system mode, but --disallow-exit not set!
W: main.c: Running in system mode, but --disallow-module-loading not set!
N: main.c: Running in system mode, forcibly disabling SHM mode!
W: main.c: Home directory of user 'pulse' is not '/usr/local/var/run/pulse',
W: main.c: OK, so you are running PA in system mode. Please note that you
most likely shouldn't be doing that.
W: main.c: If you do it nonetheless then it's your own fault if things don't
work as expected.
W: main.c: Please read
http://pulseaudio.org/wiki/WhatIsWrongWithSystemModefor an explanation
why system mode is usually a bad idea.
E: module.c: Module name :- module-suspend-on-idle
E: module.c: Module name :- module-alsa-source
E: module.c: Failed to load  module "module-alsa-source" (argument: ""):
initialization failed.
E: main.c: Module load failed.
E: main.c: Failed to initialize daemon.

Pulse audio is unable to load the alsa module.

Anyone please guide me how to resolve this isssue.

Thanks in Advance.
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