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Old 07-31-2011, 08:22 PM   #1
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PulseAudio doesn't work after reboot


I read about PulseAudio and thought it might be nice to try (especially the way you could individually control the volume of all applications seems nice), so I installed it and it worked fine.

I rebooted, and now it doesn't work again. Before, when I opened pavucontrol and went to the "Output Devices" tab, it showed the actual output sevices I have. Now it only lists one called "dummy output".

So what's the problem? Also, can I start it before X11 (I guess that putting "pulseaudio --start" in ~/.bash_profile should do it)?
 
Old 08-01-2011, 02:40 PM   #2
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Hey man, came across this - http://www.webupd8.org/2009/07/fix-p...ing-after.html
Using that reference, I would see what happens after you reboot and enter the following commands as root:
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pulseaudio -k >/dev/null 2>&1
pulseaudio -D
pulseaudio
Sorry it's not too much, but I haven't worked with pulseaudio in a while.

Cheers,

Josh
 
Old 08-01-2011, 03:56 PM   #3
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The only device shown is "dummy output"
This may be caused by different reasons, one of them being the .asoundrc file in your home taking precedence over the systemwide /etc/asound.conf.
The wiki mentions that.
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/PulseAudio
 
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Basically all that does it restart it.

I uninstalled PulseAudio for now so that sound works, maybe I will wait for a better solution before trying again.

EDIT: I didn't see teckk's post.
 
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The only device shown is "dummy output"
This may be caused by different reasons, one of them being the .asoundrc file in your home taking precedence over the systemwide /etc/asound.conf.
The wiki mentions that.
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/PulseAudio
There is says:

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The user file is modified also by the tool asoundconf or by its graphical variant asoundconf-gtk (the latter is named "Default sound card" in the menu) as soon as you run it. You can prevent the effects of .asoundrc altogether by commenting the last line like this:
Comment that last line of what file?
 
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There is says:



Comment that last line of what file?
Of your /etc/asound.conf file.
 
Old 08-01-2011, 07:33 PM   #7
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I installed it again, rebooted, and it still seems to work.
 
  


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