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Old 02-14-2010, 11:44 AM   #1
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Question pulseaudio problems for ProjectM

Hello, I work with Slackware64-current (with multilib support) and want ProjectM.

So far I installed the following slackbuilds and/or packages:


Now I need to install the pulseaudio, but the slackbuild does not work,
so I tried to build the package directly to see what went wrong:

Downloaded pulseaudio-0.9.21
then configure & make with the following result:

## short result of ./configure:

Have X11: yes
Enable OSS Output: yes
Enable OSS Wrapper: yes
Enable Alsa: yes
Enable Solaris: no
Enable GLib 2.0: yes
Enable Gtk+ 2.0: yes
Enable GConf: no
Enable Avahi: no
Enable Jack: yes
Enable Async DNS: no
Enable LIRC: no
Enable HAL: yes
Enable udev: no
Enable HAL->udev compat: no
Enable BlueZ: yes
Enable TCP Wrappers: no
Enable libsamplerate: yes
Enable IPv6: yes
Enable OpenSSL (for Airtunes): yes
Enable tdb: no
Enable gdbm: yes
Enable simple database: no

System User: pulse
System Group: pulse
Access Group: pulse-access
Enable per-user EsounD socket: yes
Force preopen: no
Preopened modules: all

## and the last part of make :

CC libpulse_la-stream.lo
CC libpulse_la-subscribe.lo
CC libpulse_la-thread-mainloop.lo
CC libpulse_la-timeval.lo
CC libpulse_la-utf8.lo
CC libpulse_la-util.lo
CC libpulse_la-volume.lo
CC libpulse_la-xmalloc.lo
CC libpulse_la-client-conf-x11.lo
CC libpulse_simple_la-simple.lo
/usr/lib/ could not read symbols: File in wrong format
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[3]: *** [] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/henkees/Downloads/pulseaudio-0.9.21/src'
make[2]: *** [all] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/henkees/Downloads/pulseaudio-0.9.21/src'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/henkees/Downloads/pulseaudio-0.9.21'
make: *** [all] Error 2

I get really stuck here. Please help!

Last edited by henkees; 02-14-2010 at 11:50 AM.
Old 02-16-2010, 03:14 AM   #2
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Read - your issue is caused by your multilib system.

Old 02-27-2010, 06:44 PM   #3
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Sorry for my late reply.

Your answer did not solve the problem, because I already did the steps you suggested.
After upgrading udev and then installing pulseaudio and downgrading udev after that, did solve the problem.
Pulseaudio is now working with udev and alsa, but I had to copy some libraries and headers that were not in the right place.

When the system starts, you have to start FIRST pulseaudio, then projectM-pulseaudio, and then the music... Then the effects will work, else NOT. I found this tricks on an Ubuntu forum.

One thing I have to say: ProjectM is great, but almost NOT to compile and install for a newbie, and you will have to search a lot on Google and other forums before it will work on Slackware current multilib x86_64

First problem: The pulseaudio Slackbuild does NOT work, also not with the steps made that are mentioned in FAQ for x86_64.
Second problem : the newest pulseaudio needs newer udev package. To compile this and get everything still working is a real pain in the ass.

Third problem: when you finally managed it that pulseaudio will work, there's a big chance that you still get errors by compiling ProjectM, that it won't find pulseaudio ???!!! After a lot searching on Google etc... you will find out that there's a library missing that you have to copy by yourself from the sources to the right place, etc, etc, etc..

It's a pity that there's no (good) tgz package for pulseaudio or projectM...


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