[pulseaudio-discuss] Trying to get Pukseaudio playing nice with KDE 4.6 on Arch Linux
gkodadek at gmail.com
Mon Feb 14 05:36:23 PST 2011
On Monday, February 14, 2011 08:58:39 AM Ng Oon-Ee wrote:
> On Sun, 2011-02-13 at 18:36 -0600, Gene Kodadek wrote:
> > 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.
> <Rant warning>
> You're an Arch Linux user. Does it not occur to you that 'daemon already
> running' means exactly what it says?
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Okay, I went back and uninstalled Pulseaudio, wiped all the settings I
changed, and then did everything all over again.. I'm sure I followed all of
the steps correctly, but with exactly the same result: the only sound is from
Jack-aware apps; nothing else has any output at all. After a reboot this is
true whether Jack is running or not. There are no error messages; visually the
apps seemed to be working as usual. But no output. The only device that shows
up in System Settings -> Multimedia -> Phonon -> Device Preferences is that
dummy output device.
Look, I know I sound like a confused noob here, but in four years of using
Linux I've never really had any trouble with Linux sound, never tried to do
any fancy configuring, and have never used pulseaudio. In short, I know very
little about the Linux sound stack, and much of the available information
online is confusing and contradictory.
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