[pulseaudio-discuss] stumped on Slackware 14.1
tanu.kaskinen at linux.intel.com
Fri Apr 17 12:33:17 PDT 2015
On Fri, 2015-04-17 at 14:18 -0500, Borries Demeler wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 08:19:42PM +0200, Georg Chini wrote:
> > On 17.04.2015 17:00, Borries Demeler wrote:
> > >I am unable to get pulseaudio to work on my Slackware 14.1 system.
> > >It used to work and then for some unknown reason it started to fail.
> > >I needed pulseaudio to get Skype to work, which requires it. I also
> > >had to build a 32-bit binary distro to support Skype, but now I am
> > >at a loss on how to re-activate it and I am clueless as to what broke
> > >the working install. At the core, the problem seems to be related to
> > >pulseaudio's failure to load some alsa modules. Any help would be
> > >greatly appreciated! /etc/pulse contents are attached.
> > >I already tried to remove my ~/.config/pulse directory and recreate it,
> > >to no avail.
> > >
> > >Thanks!!!
> > >
> > >
> > Two things:
> > 1) dbus does not seem to be accessible.
> > 2) pulseaudio does not find the file extra-hdmi.conf (it is no longer
> > needed for pulseaudio 6.0 but I think for 5.0 you need it)
> > I'm not the expert, so not sure if one of the issues above
> > is responsible for your problem.
> > Regards
> > Georg
> Thanks for replying, Georg.
> What should I look for regarding dbus? It looks like it is running:
> ps ax | grep dbus
> 966 ? Ss 0:03 /usr/bin/dbus-daemon --system
> 1297 ? S 0:00 dbus-launch --sh-syntax --exit-with-session
> 1298 ? Ss 0:00 /usr/bin/dbus-daemon --fork --print-pid 5 --print-address 7 --session
If you want to get rid of that D-Bus warning, you need to start
pulseaudio inside the login session that sets up the session bus. The
D-Bus warning does not generally indicate serious problems in
functionality, though (only some minor stuff gets broken).
> Where do I get an example file for the extra-hdmi.conf? I am not sure how
> to set this up.
You seem to be running PulseAudio 5.0, which ships extra-hdmi.conf.
extra-hdmi.conf should get installed under /usr/lib/udev/rules.d as part
of the normal installation procedure. Apparently the installation is
Another thing that looks broken is that the home directory seems to
be /var/lib/pulse instead of /home/username. /var/lib/pulse would be
expected when running PulseAudio in the system mode, but you're not
running it in the system mode. I don't know how you could end up in this
situation by accident...
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