[pulseaudio-discuss] pulseaudio dies randomly when not in 2.0 output

Tanu Kaskinen tanuk at iki.fi
Thu Mar 30 17:00:22 UTC 2017

On Wed, 2017-03-29 at 10:32 +1300, John Nunnington wrote:
> I'm running Ubuntu 16.10 and 16.04, and I get repeatable failures in
> Spotify that are caused by the pulseaudio daemon dying.
> I don't get this issue when my sound is configured in analog-stereo through
> the sound card, or when outputing to the speaker system through the
> motherboard (which is 2.0 anyway). Any other configuration
> (4.0,4.1,5.05.1), fails within 5-25 minutes.
> I've reported this through ubuntu-bugs but nothing seems to happen.
> Can anybody either confirm they've seen this before, or tell me how I can
> gather some additional information to assist resolving this ??

How does it die? Does it abort due to an assertion failure, or does a
segmentation fault happen, or does it get killed? If you don't know,
and you don't find the information from the syslog, run pulseaudio in a
terminal. Instructions for running pulseaudio in a terminal can be
found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PulseAudio/Log



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