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Re: Spontaneous pulseaudio death



On Saturday 25 October 2008 17:46, Neal Becker wrote:
> Neal Becker wrote:
> > Rick Stevens wrote:
> >> Hi gang.  I've recently been having spontaneous pulseaudio daemon deaths
> >> occuring.  The daemon just quits.  There is a trace of it in
> >> /var/log/messages:
> >>
> >> Oct 20 13:27:45 prophead pulseaudio[9301]: shm.c: shm_open() failed: No
> >> such file or directory
> >> Oct 20 13:27:45 prophead pulseaudio[9301]: pstream.c: Failed to import
> >> memory block.
> >>
> >> Just curious if anyone else is experiencing this.  It may be related to
> >> a vpnc issue as it seems to happen after I've had to do a couple of
> >> vpnc...vpnc-disconnect cycles, but I can't confirm that as yet.
> >>
> >> Oh, yeah, this is a fully updated F8 machine with pulseaudio 0.9.8 and
> >> vpnc 0.5.1.  Yes, I know F8 is old, but I need Xen for a couple of
> >> things and F9's dom0 for Xen is a no-go (says so in the release notes
> >> and confirmed by actual attempts to use it).
> >> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > PA keeps dying here all the time.  I find I have to logout/login to fix
> > it.  No idea what causes it, and no errors logged that I've noticed. 
> > It's VERY annoying.  This if fedora F9 with all updates.
>
> Sorry, it seems this is not my problem.  pulseaudio is still alive, but I
> get no sound.   If I kill and restart pulseaudio, it complains that the
> device is in use.  If I logout/login, the sound is fixed.  This happens
> every day after I'm logged in for a while, but I still have no idea what
> triggers it.

If there is no particular reason why you need to use Pulseaudio, why not 
simply disable it, by removing the package alsa-plugins-pulseaudio. By doing 
this your sound apps will now use Alsa directly as default, and Pulseaudio 
will no longer enter the equation.

Just a suggestion.

Nigel.


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