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August 20th, 2008, 09:47 PM
Hi all,

i'm trying to get pulseaudio to run on ubuntu 8.04, but when i try to start it i get the following error:

E: mutex-posix.c: Assertion 'pthread_mutex_unlock(&m->mutex) == 0' failed at pulsecore/mutex-posix.c:98, function pa_mutex_unlock(). Aborting.

After searching the web for a solution, i mostly found that the reason would be a broken libtool version, namely 1.5.22. After upgrading everything should be ok:


However my installed version of libtool/libtdl3 is 1.5.26-1. There is no
newer version available in the package manager.

One other solution mentions uninstalling everything pulseaudio related, and reinstalling again. When uninstalling pulseaudio related stuff there's an ubuntu-desktop dependency though, which i'd rather not remove i guess ;)

Anyone knows what i could do to get pulseaudio work ?

thanks !