Annoying Pulseaudio... but it must be overcomed
Clean Alpha 6 install but /home on a separate partition.
Deleted all gnome/gconf settings folders also other files before install.
Installed Alpha 6
Installed padevchooser and all other PA packages follows
Started PA device chooser and no permission for anything.
No permission for restarting or kill PA
The file /.esd_auth was belonging to root.
Changed it to user owned and everything works.
Can someone more confirm/check this ?
I think I found the problem. Pulseaudio (at least in 0.9.12) now seems not to be configured as a system-wide daemon anymore. The file in /etc/init.d/pulseaudio relies on /etc/default/pulseaudio which dictates whether it is used as a system-wide daemon and whether it will support module loading. It is set not to be a system-wide daemon (which inherently breaks mpd) which makes the file in /etc/init.d/ not do anything at all, not even display "starting pulseaudio" or "stopping pulseaudio".
I changed that config file, not hard. Somehow though, some other pulseaudio instances are running _before_ the one in /etc/init.d/ can start and don't have the right options, thus blocking it and stopping mpd from being connected to pulseaudio, so it is connected to alsa instead.
Why can't any problems just be simple? I bet I'm still missing a piece of the puzzle.
Will the pulse-jack module be avilable in Intrepid or will I still have to get it from debian?
You should be looking on Launchpad:
64 bit users: I pushed through an update for nspluginwrapper (1.1.0-0ubuntu3~ppa1). Unfortunately nspluginwrapper doesn't support windowless mode correctly in the latest version of flash, causing frequent crashes for many people. This update disables windowless mode support, which should solve those crashes. Let me know the results!
P.S. This will be an official update after the beta release, unless there's a compatibility update to nspluginwrapper or flash.
Great sound after that... mysteryCode:D: sink-input.c: Have to rewind 452 bytes on render memblockq. I: sink-input.c: Freeing input 5 "(null)" I: client.c: Freed 12 "mozillaSound"
1.18.RC3 and PA 0.9.12...
Well it broke again..."back to the roots"
No Equalizer !
Using these values for daemon.conf
no-cpu-limit = yes
high-priority = yes
nice-level = -11
realtime-scheduling = yes
realtime-priority = 5
default-fragments = 8
default-fragment-size-msec = 5
resample-method = speex-float-10
Also found a howto enable front/rear speakers... (psyke83 points to it)