Hola, I've had this problem since I installed Hardy, and though I have googled and searched for days now, a solution still eludes me. When I run "PulseAudio Device Chooser" and go to "Volume Manger" where I should be able to toggle volume for individual streams, I get this frustrating message:
I had found some posts that looked like they might help but all they did was make it so that sometimes after I restart PulseAudio will connect, then randomly later on in the day, it will fail. (posts are here, and here for reference)Connection failed: Connection refused
When I try to restart PA this is what I get:
I'm almost 100% sure that I've installed every package for PA also. I'm rather tired of restarting my computer just to get PA working for a while Any and all help is really appreciated.Code:~$ pulseaudio -D E: main.c: daemon startup failed.
[EDIT]]I've now been able to isolate and consistently reproduce the problem! After I restart the computer, if I don't first type in
before playing any sound, then I cannot initialize the daemon the rest of the session, I have to restart the whole system, not just the GUI. So it seems like PA isn't being initialized on start up, if I can tell KDE or the kernel to fire it up, then I think the problem can be solved. How can I do this?pulseaudio -D
[SOLVED]: I've solved the problem for me, including restarting the PA daemon and have outlined my steps in my blog:
Hope it helps someone.