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    Lucid Pulseaudio Connection Refused

    Greetings,

    Last night I took the plunge. Flashed my bios with the latest firmware and then did an upgraded from Karmic to Lucid. I must say for the most part the smoothest cleanest upgrade yet. Now though my problem.

    When I login. I have no sound. I open Pulsaudio applet and the message at the bottom of the applet is connection refused. Clicking on connect of course got the same error message. So I open a terminal and type:

    Code:
    pulseaudio --start
    and wahla the is sound. I then looked in preference->startup applications and found where pulse was being started and the command:

    Code:
    start-pulse-x11

    I figured it out by changing the command in system->preferences->startup applications

    Pulseaudio Sound System from:

    Code:
    start-pulse-x11
    to

    Code:
    /usr/bin/pulseaudio --start
    Now it starts up with no problems.

    I know that this is a minor annoyance, but it would be nice to have it startup upon login. Any suggestion?

    TIA,
    Skaramanger
    Last edited by skaramanger; June 1st, 2010 at 03:43 AM. Reason: SOLVED
    M2N-SLI with AMD Phenom II X4 940 8GB of 400Mhz 128bit DDR2 RAM, an Evga GTX560ti Video card Phoenix Bios Rev. 5001

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    Re: Lucid Pulseaudio Connection Refused

    Hi,

    I have observed this issue also but with a *clean* install of Lucid. (I know it is clean because I've been on XP for the past 5 years!) Symptoms are the same, i.e. "start-pulse-x11" is a startup item rather than "pulseaudio --start". Looks like a bug.

    Patrick

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    Re: Lucid Pulseaudio Connection Refused

    By chance, do you have an instance of vncserver configured ? I think that this package may change the default pulseaudio command to "start-pulseaudio-x11".

    Thanks,

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    Re: Lucid Pulseaudio Connection Refused

    neither command works for me after last round of updates.

    Code:
    pulseaudio --start
    E: main.c: Daemon startup failed.
    afrodeity@afrodeity-desktop:~$ start-pulse-x11
    start-pulse-x11: command not found

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    Re: Lucid Pulseaudio Connection Refused

    Quote Originally Posted by p_rynhart View Post
    By chance, do you have an instance of vncserver configured ? I think that this package may change the default pulseaudio command to "start-pulseaudio-x11".

    Thanks,
    Greetings,

    Sorry I failed to notice any replies here. I don't have vncserver configured. I do notice that as I have pulseaudio starting now, all I have to do to get sound is click on the applet in the task bar and right click (I'm left handed so I left click) and select the default server and sound works. Still annoying though.

    Thanks for your reply,
    M2N-SLI with AMD Phenom II X4 940 8GB of 400Mhz 128bit DDR2 RAM, an Evga GTX560ti Video card Phoenix Bios Rev. 5001

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    Re: Lucid Pulseaudio Connection Refused

    Quote Originally Posted by afrodeity View Post
    neither command works for me after last round of updates.

    Code:
    pulseaudio --start
    E: main.c: Daemon startup failed.
    afrodeity@afrodeity-desktop:~$ start-pulse-x11
    start-pulse-x11: command not found
    Afrodeity,

    I don't know if I have any solutions for you and I don't know you level of experience but, try this:


    Code:
    sudo apt-get check
    at the command prompt in a terminal window. It will check and fix any dependency problems that you system might have. Other wise try in the same window:

    Code:
    aptitude search | grep pulseaudio
    This will tell you what of pulseaudio's packages are installed on your system. Post your output. I'll try to check back, but I have a certs test to study for.

    Best wishes
    M2N-SLI with AMD Phenom II X4 940 8GB of 400Mhz 128bit DDR2 RAM, an Evga GTX560ti Video card Phoenix Bios Rev. 5001

    Kubuntu 12.10 (do-release-upgrade)

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    Re: Lucid Pulseaudio Connection Refused

    elango@Elango-laptop:~$ pulseaudio --start
    E: core-util.c: Failed to stat runtime directory /home/elango/.pulse/bdd5c16b9f262a67021d7b4e4bee4cdf-runtime: Invalid argument
    W: lock-autospawn.c: Cannot access autospawn lock.
    E: main.c: Failed to acquire autospawn lock
    elango@Elango-laptop:~$


    can some one help ???

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    Re: Lucid Pulseaudio Connection Refused

    Quote Originally Posted by skaramanger View Post
    Afrodeity,

    I don't know if I have any solutions for you and I don't know you level of experience but, try this:


    Code:
    sudo apt-get check
    at the command prompt in a terminal window. It will check and fix any dependency problems that you system might have. Other wise try in the same window:

    Code:
    aptitude search | grep pulseaudio
    This will tell you what of pulseaudio's packages are installed on your system. Post your output. I'll try to check back, but I have a certs test to study for.

    Best wishes
    thanks skaramanger

    Code:
    aptitude search pulseaudio
    i   gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio        - GStreamer plugin for PulseAudio           
    i   libsdl1.2debian-pulseaudio      - Simple DirectMedia Layer (with X11 and Pul
    i   pulseaudio                      - PulseAudio sound server                   
    p   pulseaudio-dbg                  - PulseAudio sound server detached debugging
    i   pulseaudio-equalizer            - PulseAudio Equalizer - LADSPA plugin graph
    i   pulseaudio-esound-compat        - PulseAudio ESD compatibility layer        
    p   pulseaudio-esound-compat-dbg    - PulseAudio ESD compatibility layer debuggi
    i   pulseaudio-module-bluetooth     - Bluetooth module for PulseAudio sound serv
    p   pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-dbg - Bluetooth module for PulseAudio sound serv
    i   pulseaudio-module-gconf         - GConf module for PulseAudio sound server  
    p   pulseaudio-module-gconf-dbg     - GConf module for PulseAudio sound server d
    v   pulseaudio-module-hal           -                                           
    p   pulseaudio-module-jack          - jackd modules for PulseAudio sound server 
    p   pulseaudio-module-jack-dbg      - jackd modules for PulseAudio sound server 
    p   pulseaudio-module-lirc          - lirc module for PulseAudio sound server   
    p   pulseaudio-module-lirc-dbg      - lirc module for PulseAudio sound server de
    p   pulseaudio-module-raop          - RAOP module for PulseAudio sound server   
    p   pulseaudio-module-raop-dbg      - RAOP module for PulseAudio sound server   
    v   pulseaudio-module-rygel-media-s -                                           
    v   pulseaudio-module-udev          -                                           
    i   pulseaudio-module-x11           - X11 module for PulseAudio sound server    
    p   pulseaudio-module-x11-dbg       - X11 module for PulseAudio sound server deb
    i A pulseaudio-module-zeroconf      - Zeroconf module for PulseAudio sound serve
    p   pulseaudio-module-zeroconf-dbg  - Zeroconf module for PulseAudio sound serve
    i   pulseaudio-utils                - Command line tools for the PulseAudio soun
    p   pulseaudio-utils-dbg            - PulseAudio command line tools detached deb
    If I aptitude search | grep pulseaudio
    Then this message:
    search: You must provide at least one search term

    Grep is one of the tools I am still battling to get my head around, guess it stands for grab regular expression?

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    Re: Lucid Pulseaudio Connection Refused

    Quote Originally Posted by afrodeity View Post
    thanks skaramanger

    Code:
    aptitude search pulseaudio
    i   gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio        - GStreamer plugin for PulseAudio           
    i   libsdl1.2debian-pulseaudio      - Simple DirectMedia Layer (with X11 and Pul
    i   pulseaudio                      - PulseAudio sound server                   
    p   pulseaudio-dbg                  - PulseAudio sound server detached debugging
    i   pulseaudio-equalizer            - PulseAudio Equalizer - LADSPA plugin graph
    i   pulseaudio-esound-compat        - PulseAudio ESD compatibility layer        
    p   pulseaudio-esound-compat-dbg    - PulseAudio ESD compatibility layer debuggi
    i   pulseaudio-module-bluetooth     - Bluetooth module for PulseAudio sound serv
    p   pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-dbg - Bluetooth module for PulseAudio sound serv
    i   pulseaudio-module-gconf         - GConf module for PulseAudio sound server  
    p   pulseaudio-module-gconf-dbg     - GConf module for PulseAudio sound server d
    v   pulseaudio-module-hal           -                                           
    p   pulseaudio-module-jack          - jackd modules for PulseAudio sound server 
    p   pulseaudio-module-jack-dbg      - jackd modules for PulseAudio sound server 
    p   pulseaudio-module-lirc          - lirc module for PulseAudio sound server   
    p   pulseaudio-module-lirc-dbg      - lirc module for PulseAudio sound server de
    p   pulseaudio-module-raop          - RAOP module for PulseAudio sound server   
    p   pulseaudio-module-raop-dbg      - RAOP module for PulseAudio sound server   
    v   pulseaudio-module-rygel-media-s -                                           
    v   pulseaudio-module-udev          -                                           
    i   pulseaudio-module-x11           - X11 module for PulseAudio sound server    
    p   pulseaudio-module-x11-dbg       - X11 module for PulseAudio sound server deb
    i A pulseaudio-module-zeroconf      - Zeroconf module for PulseAudio sound serve
    p   pulseaudio-module-zeroconf-dbg  - Zeroconf module for PulseAudio sound serve
    i   pulseaudio-utils                - Command line tools for the PulseAudio soun
    p   pulseaudio-utils-dbg            - PulseAudio command line tools detached deb
    If I aptitude search | grep pulseaudio
    Then this message:
    search: You must provide at least one search term

    Grep is one of the tools I am still battling to get my head around, guess it stands for grab regular expression?
    Sounds good I don't know. As for the command

    try this :

    aptutide search pulseaudio | grep ^i

    the ^ says to grep match what follows at the begining of the line only. In this case i for whats installed. You will get back a listing of pulseaudio packages installed on your system. Sorry I didn't reply sooner. Had some cert testing to get out of the way.

    skaramanger
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    Re: Lucid Pulseaudio Connection Refused

    Hello Skaramanger,

    While you were gone, I found a workaround, but not sure exactly why it is working and sound stability still not 100% because alsa wineserver sound is still quitting a lot when I play wine games but at least I can listen to music, and all my audio players work.

    I made an /etc/asound.conf file and put this in:

    Code:
    pcm.pulse {
        type pulse
    }
    ctl.pulse {
        type pulse
    }
    pcm.!default {
        type pulse
    }
    ctl.!default {
        type pulse
    }
    Here is the information you requested:

    Code:
    aptitude search pulseaudio | grep ^i
    i   gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio        - GStreamer plugin for PulseAudio           
    i   libsdl1.2debian-pulseaudio      - Simple DirectMedia Layer (with X11 and Pul
    i   pulseaudio                      - PulseAudio sound server                   
    i   pulseaudio-equalizer            - PulseAudio Equalizer - LADSPA plugin graph
    i   pulseaudio-esound-compat        - PulseAudio ESD compatibility layer        
    i   pulseaudio-module-bluetooth     - Bluetooth module for PulseAudio sound serv
    i   pulseaudio-module-gconf         - GConf module for PulseAudio sound server  
    i   pulseaudio-module-x11           - X11 module for PulseAudio sound server    
    i A pulseaudio-module-zeroconf      - Zeroconf module for PulseAudio sound serve
    i   pulseaudio-utils                - Command line tools for the PulseAudio soun

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