[pulseaudio-discuss] First start by gnome-session doesn't honour default.pa?

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Sat Oct 2 04:42:55 PDT 2010

'Twas brillig, and Ng Oon-Ee at 02/10/10 04:56 did gyre and gimble:
> On Thu, 2010-09-30 at 08:44 +0100, Colin Guthrie wrote:
>> 'Twas brillig, and Ng Oon-Ee at 30/09/10 02:50 did gyre and gimble:
>>> On Wed, 2010-09-29 at 16:00 +0100, Colin Guthrie wrote:
>>>> I suspect this is something to do with gconf.
>>>> paprefs just sets some keys in gconf and it's up to module-gconf to
>>>> actually read and process them.
>>>> I believe (tho' have not checked) that module-gconf will not wait for
>>>> gconf itself to be loaded before being considered "loaded" therefore,
>>>> the set-default-sink combined in default.pa may not work, even if the
>>>> gconf is available and working.
>>>> Out of curiosity, does unloading/reloading just module-gconf make the
>>>> simultaneous output appear? (as opposed to killing the whole of the PA
>>>> daemon) It's not any more elegant a solution but it does narrow down
>>>> where the problem lies :D
>>> Isn't it always this way... now that I want to test that it starts
>>> working properly every single boot. The next time I see this issue I'll
>>> be sure to try unloading/reloading module-gconf. Probably a race
>>> condition of some sort.
>> hehe, yup! 9 out of 10 problem are solved simply by saying "Hey, this is
>> weird. Hey, come see this. Look, when I do this, that happe... oh wait
>> it didn't" :p
>> Col
> Ah, I just logged out and logged back in to get my scanner working and
> the same thing happened again =). Unloading and reloading module-gconf
> didn't seem to have an effect (maybe I wasn't doing it correctly?). In
> any case, this is pactl list pastebins from before and after. Anything
> else I need to check?
> http://pastebin.com/rM1gJfEr - pactl list before pulseaudio -k
> http://pastebin.com/RYEZGVbr - pactl list after pulseaudio -k

Hmm, not sure to be honest. I suspect it's still related to gconf in
some capacity, but not 100% sure.

We'd probably need debug output from the server to debug further.

I know we have a gconf helper binary, but not sure when/how it's
launched if I'm honest, but I suspect that poking about in the
module-gconf code will maybe be the right direction.



Colin Guthrie

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