[pulseaudio-discuss] pulseaudio stops to work suddenly

Tanu Kaskinen tanuk at iki.fi
Thu Oct 18 11:51:19 PDT 2012

On Thu, 2012-10-18 at 20:07 +0200, Antonio Trande wrote:
> No sound after reboot.

There's some other problem then too. The pulseaudio log would be useful.

> $ pulseaudio -vvvv


> E: [pulseaudio] pid.c: Daemon already running.
> E: [pulseaudio] main.c: pa_pid_file_create() failed.

That's not very useful, though. You need to ensure that there's no
daemon running before you try to start pulseaudio in a terminal. Killing
the old daemon instance doesn't necessary help, due to autospawning.
Therefore, do this first to disable autospawning:

    echo "autospawn = no" >> ~/.pulse/client.conf


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