Failures began after I instaled ubuntu 10.4. When I try to play an audio source (mp3 file or internet radio), it plays for from 30 seconds to 10 minutes and then stops with the following message:
Couldn't start playback
pa_stream_writable_size() failed: Connection terminated
I get the same message whether I use Rhythmbox 0.12.8 or Totem Movie Player 2.30.2.