[pulseaudio-discuss] Sound Card Not Seen By PulseAudio (Intel HDAC C200)

Adam Tauno Williams awilliam at whitemice.org
Tue Apr 24 08:24:23 PDT 2012

On Mon, 2012-04-23 at 18:07 +0200, Paul Menzel wrote: 
> Am Mittwoch, den 18.04.2012, 15:24 +0200 schrieb David Henningsson:
> > On 04/18/2012 03:06 PM, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
> > > D: [pulseaudio] module-udev-detect.c: /dev/snd/controlC0 is accessible:
> > > yes
> > > D: [pulseaudio] module-udev-detect.c:
> > > /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0 is busy: yes
> > This means that another process is hogging the sound card, so pulseaudio 
> > can not access it. You can use the 'sudo fuser -v /dev/snd/*' command to 
> > figure out what process that could be.
> Good catch. I missed that. Adam, did you find a solution?

If I create a new user and login, and start pulseaudio -vvvvv, then
PulseAudio seems to be operational.

The user of the workstation isn't in today, but I'll check what is
locking the sound device when he comes back.   Although still puzzled
why Pulse doesn't start initially.

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