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Old 09-08-2019, 10:06 AM   #1
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PulseAudio not working on second login.

Hello all,

In Zenwalk on first login, pulseaudio works.

However if you logout then login, it doesn't matter if it is the same user or another one, pulseaudio stops.

The problem as far as I see is that for some reason the new session thinks the pulseaudio from the previous one is still running and tries to connect to it and fails.

If you issue "pulseaudio -k" it will tell you that there is no pulseaudio is not running.

After that "pulseaudio -D --start" will start a new pulseaudio and the sound now works.
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I'm finding you can shorten that to 'pkill pulse' because that kills pulseaudio which respawns
Pulse is a POS, and certainly not a developed or documented project. Thank goodness they didn't try to write drivers!


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