[pulseaudio-discuss] Problems running pulseaudio on Slackware based system

Robert Gabriel robert at linux-source.org
Sun Jan 30 07:21:29 PST 2011

OK, found one issue, when running alsamixer. The master was set to
mute, which I dont get why!

On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 16:15, Robert Gabriel <robert at linux-source.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 15:22, Colin Guthrie <gmane at colin.guthr.ie> wrote:
>> 'Twas brillig, and Robert Gabriel at 30/01/11 12:13 did gyre and gimble:
>>> OK, check attachements. There are 2, one when everything is by default
>>> and the second pacmd1.list.gz
>>> when in default.pa is set load-module module-alsa-sink device=hw:0 and
>>> load-module module-alsa-source device=hw:0.
>> OK, so the volume on the autodetected in one looks OK (47% is quite low,
>> but it should be high enough to avoid any issues with muting that can
>> creep in to some ASLA hardware with poor dB value information).
>> Can I ask if you can replace your two manual lines with front:0 rather
>> than hw:0 and see if it still works? This is the easiest test I can give
> Doesnt work, getting an error: Error opening PCM device front:0 :
> Device or resource busy.
> NOTE: This what Im working on is a Slackware based distribution, so
> alsa-lib, alsa-util and pulseaudio
> where rebuild to work better with pulseaudio, which seems to not work :)
>> you, but if this change causes things to break again, then this is an
>> indication of an ALSA bug which I'll help escalate over to them.
>> If it works fine, then the plot thickens :D
>>> NOTE: none of the configuration allows the sound to work when KDE
>>> starts (you know the welcome sound or whatever is called).
>> KDE works fine with PulseAudio (I know because I wrote pretty much all
>> of the integration code). KDE 4.6 should contain all the necessary code
>> to make this happen without any specific patches on top, but the patches
>> for previous versions are well known (most distro maintainers have asked
>> me about what was needed, but I don't recall anyone from Slackware
>> taking an interest before... feel free to point your dirtro folk in my
>> direction).
>>> Also I dont have a docking station.
>> Hmm, well, there is some other audio device on your system, but as it's
>> not working with PA it doesn't show up in your debug. I don't think it's
>> anything to care about, but the fact it is index 29 suggests to me it's
>> something that kind of comes and goes... either way it can be ignored
>> for now.
>> Col
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