[pulseaudio-discuss] Pulseaudio randomly resets

Tanu Kaskinen tanuk at iki.fi
Mon Mar 25 01:30:40 PDT 2013

On Thu, 2013-03-21 at 15:00 +0100, Helmar Schütz wrote:
> Hi,
> my Pulseaudio randomly resets when I play music in wine emulated 
> foobar2000 or in Linux VLC player. I see the icon disappear for a bit 
> and audio completely stops until I restart said applications. I tried 
> running pulseaudio verbosely from command line but other than a "kill" 
> when it happened, there didn't seem to be anything out of the ordinary.

What do you mean by "a kill"? Is there a line saying "Killed"? If that's
the case, then the problem is probably that PulseAudio is consuming more
CPU time in its realtime threads than it's allowed to, hence it gets

> My OS is Debian Wheezy using Gnome Fallback mode.
> Is there any way I can find out what's wrong and fix it?

Do you possibly use module-combine-sink? It had a bug that could cause
the CPU limit to be exceeded. It's fixed in 3.0, which is not available
in Wheezy.


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