No audio devices when pulse installed/running

Bug #447522 reported by Alan Pope 🍺🐧🐱 πŸ¦„ on 2009-10-09
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pulseaudio (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: pulseaudio

In Sound Preferences -> Hardware, there is no audio device listed. So there's no audio to be heard, yet apps think they are playing okay.

If I kill off pulse audio plays fine (tested with mplayer and an mp3), if I use sudo mplayer it also plays (even when pulse is loaded).

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
AudioDevicesInUse: Error: command ['fuser', '-v', '/dev/dsp', '/dev/snd/by-path', '/dev/snd/controlC0', '/dev/snd/pcmC0D6p', '/dev/snd/hwC0D0', '/dev/snd/pcmC0D0c', '/dev/snd/hwC0D1', '/dev/snd/pcmC0D6c', '/dev/snd/pcmC0D0p', '/dev/snd/seq', '/dev/snd/timer', '/dev/sequencer', '/dev/sequencer2'] failed with exit code 1:
Card0.Amixer.info:
 Card hw:0 'Intel'/'HDA Intel at 0xffd3c000 irq 22'
   Mixer name : 'SigmaTel STAC9200'
   Components : 'HDA:83847690,11790463,00102201 HDA:11c13026,11790001,00100700'
   Controls : 8
   Simple ctrls : 6
Date: Fri Oct 9 20:49:56 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
Package: pulseaudio 1:0.9.18-0ubuntu3
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-13.42-generic-pae
SourcePackage: pulseaudio
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-13-generic-pae i686
XsessionErrors:
 (gnome-settings-daemon:5689): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_propagate_error: assertion `src != NULL' failed
 (polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:5831): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_once_init_leave: assertion `initialization_value != 0' failed
 (nautilus:5824): Eel-CRITICAL **: eel_preferences_get_boolean: assertion `preferences_is_initialized ()' failed
 (gnome-panel:5796): Gdk-WARNING **: /build/buildd/gtk+2.0-2.18.2/gdk/x11/gdkdrawable-x11.c:952 drawable is not a pixmap or window
 (gnome-power-manager:5842): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_window_thaw_toplevel_updates_libgtk_only: assertion `private->update_and_descendants_freeze_count > 0' failed

Is this reproducible using the ubuntu-audio-dev PPA?

On Oct 9, 2009 4:05 PM, "Alan Pope" <email address hidden> wrote:

** Attachment added: "Screenshot-Sound Preferences.png"
  http://launchpadlibrarian.net/33373687/Screenshot-Sound%20Preferences.png

** Attachment added: "AlsaDevices.txt"
  http://launchpadlibrarian.net/33373688/AlsaDevices.txt

** Attachment added: "AplayDevices.txt"
  http://launchpadlibrarian.net/33373689/AplayDevices.txt

** Attachment added: "ArecordDevices.txt"
  http://launchpadlibrarian.net/33373690/ArecordDevices.txt

** Attachment added: "BootDmesg.txt"
  http://launchpadlibrarian.net/33373691/BootDmesg.txt

** Attachment added: "Card0.Amixer.values.txt"
  http://launchpadlibrarian.net/33373692/Card0.Amixer.values.txt

** Attachment added: "Card0.Codecs.codec.0.txt"
  http://launchpadlibrarian.net/33373693/Card0.Codecs.codec.0.txt

** Attachment added: "Card0.Codecs.codec.1.txt"
  http://launchpadlibrarian.net/33373694/Card0.Codecs.codec.1.txt

** Attachment added: "CurrentDmesg.txt"
  http://launchpadlibrarian.net/33373695/CurrentDmesg.txt

** Attachment added: "Dependencies.txt"
  http://launchpadlibrarian.net/33373696/Dependencies.txt

** Attachment added: "PciMultimedia.txt"
  http://launchpadlibrarian.net/33373697/PciMultimedia.txt

-- No audio devices when pulse installed/running
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/447522 You receiv...

Yes. I added that PPA after your message, dist-upgraded and got a load of expected new packages. After reboot I still have no sound.

Daniel T Chen (crimsun) wrote :

On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 6:32 PM, Alan Pope <email address hidden> wrote:
> Yes. I added that PPA after your message, dist-upgraded and got a load
> of expected new packages. After reboot I still have no sound.

Please use: sudo udevadm trigger

Sorry, should I expect something to happen after issuing that command? I'm not familiar with it.

Daniel T Chen (crimsun) wrote :

On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 6:56 PM, Alan Pope <email address hidden> wrote:
> Sorry, should I expect something to happen after issuing that command?
> I'm not familiar with it.

After you pass trigger, see if your audio device/s is/are now listed.
If not, killall pulseaudio and allow it to autospawn, and it/they
should appear.

Sadly not. Still no hardware showing up.

Daniel T Chen (crimsun) wrote :

On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 7:49 PM, Alan Pope <email address hidden> wrote:
> Sadly not. Still no hardware showing up.

Ok, please disable PA autospawn and run it in debugging mode as such:

echo autospawn = no|tee -a ~/.pulse/client.conf
killall pulseaudio
pulseaudio -vvvv

Please attach the log to this bug report.

Daniel T Chen (crimsun) wrote :

On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 8:10 PM, Alan Pope <email address hidden> wrote:
> Β  http://launchpadlibrarian.net/33382143/pavvvv.txt

As stated on irc, see:

>D: module-udev-detect.c: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0 is busy: yes

You will probably find "sudo fuser -v /dev/dsp* /dev/snd/*" output
useful. At least slmodemd is known to monopolize the device.

Purged sl-modem-daemon, restarted pulse and all is now funky.

Thanks so much for the awesome turnaround time on that!

Woot!

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in pulseaudio (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Pierce March (stepnjump) wrote :

I have a similar problem...
It started after I installed and ran

sudo aptitude install randomsound

In order to increase my entropy count (was trying to generate pgp key)

Please see ticket: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1917872

Pierce March (stepnjump) wrote :

What do you mean Alan by this:

Purged sl-modem-daemon, restarted pulse and all is now funky.

Thanks so much for the awesome turnaround time on that!

Woot!

Purged how? dpkg -P?

Pierce March (stepnjump) wrote :

Please cancel this. I went back to ALSA audio. Thanks

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