[pulseaudio-discuss] Issue with access

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Mon Jul 18 01:53:31 PDT 2011

'Twas brillig, and Fred Frigerio at 17/07/11 22:46 did gyre and gimble:
> I have a strange problem. I have been running pa for a long time under
> gentoo x86. However from a couple of days back it is not working
> anymore (it was after a round of updates but I can't pinpoint what
> might have done it)
> I can start pulseaudio -v without a problem. However I cannot connect
> to it afterwards and I get the following error in syslog.
> pulseaudio[18226]: pid.c: Daemon already running.
> Any help would be appreciated.
> This is what I get when starting pulseaudio -v

> I: alsa-util.c: Error opening PCM device hw:0: Device or resource busy

This implies some other application already has PA open.

Some debug is needed I think.

Can you attach (as .txt files) the output from:

getfacl /dev/snd/*
sudo fuser -v /dev/snd/pcm*
ps aux | grep pulse
xprop -root | grep PULSE




Colin Guthrie

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