[pulseaudio-discuss] Trying to get Pukseaudio playing nice with KDE 4.6 on Arch Linux

Gene Kodadek gkodadek at gmail.com
Sun Feb 13 16:36:46 PST 2011

On Sunday, February 13, 2011 07:52:37 PM Colin Guthrie wrote:
> 'Twas brillig, and Gene Kodadek at 13/02/11 19:19 did gyre and gimble:
> > All right, here goes. Here are the steps I took:  after starting Jack:
> > 
> > 1) pulseaudio -vvvv
> > 2) start-pulseaudio-x11
> > 3) start-pulseaudio-kde
> > 4) loaded jack modules (got an error message telling me they were
> > already
> > loaded)
> > Here is the verbose output from that whole mess:
> I don't see any mention of the jack modules in the PA verbose output there.
> As no other sinks are available (udev-detect is run and detects your
> alsa cards, but as jackd is running and has the cards open already, it
> correctly reports the alsa devices as "busy" and thus doesn't create
> sinks/sources for them directly), the "dummy output" is automatically
> loaded but obviously as the name suggests, the sound effectively goes to
> /dev/null.
> Can you post the error messages you get from and the commands you use to
> load the jack modules (basically step 4 in your list)?
> That should help to debug further.
> For the benefit of yourself and Tanu, the screens in Phonon should look
> a little like the screenshots here: http://pulseaudio.org/wiki/KDE
> Col

[gene at bruce ~]$ pulseaudio -L module-jack-sink -L module-jack-source
E: pid.c: Daemon already running.
E: main.c: pa_pid_file_create() failed.

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