Installing "randomsound" package causes Pulseaudio to stop functioning at reboot

Bug #590780 reported by Brian Knoll on 2010-06-07
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
randomsound (Ubuntu)
Nominated for Lucid by Brian Knoll
Nominated for Maverick by Brian Knoll

Bug Description

Binary package hint: randomsound

Installing the "randomsound" package causes Pulseaudio to stop functioning at the next reboot. The sound hardware is no longer detected when this package is installed. Removing the "randomsound" package resolves the issue.

There is a workaround, in the sense that once the system is booted, if you log in to a shell, then run "alsa force-reload", you'll get sound back. But upon the next reboot, the sound goes away again. Removing the "randomsound" package will resolve the issue.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: pulseaudio 1:0.9.22~0.9.21+stable-queue-32-g8478-0ubuntu14
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-22.36-server
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-22-server x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: openafs nvidia
AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.21.
Architecture: amd64
 **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
 card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: AD198x Analog [AD198x Analog]
   Subdevices: 2/2
   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
   Subdevice #1: subdevice #1
 /dev/snd/controlC0: bknoll 10239 F.... pulseaudio
 Card hw:0 'Intel'/'HDA Intel at 0xfbffc000 irq 16'
   Mixer name : 'Analog Devices AD1984'
   Components : 'HDA:11d41984,1028021d,00100400'
   Controls : 31
   Simple ctrls : 19
Date: Mon Jun 7 09:19:32 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100427.1)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: pulseaudio
Symptom: audio
Title: Pulseaudio is not running 03/01/2010
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.bios.version: A06 0RW199
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.chassis.type: 7
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA06:bd03/01/2010:svnDellInc.:pnPrecisionWorkStationT7400:pvr:rvnDellInc.:rn0RW199:rvr:cvnDellInc.:ct7:cvr: Precision WorkStation T7400
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.

Brian Knoll (brianknoll) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in randomsound (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

This package should be removed. It still leads to no sound on reboot.

GDR! ( wrote :

Starting the randomsound service AFTER pulseaudio does the trick. I didn't try if just adjusting the init order is enough, but performing

/etc/init.d/randomsound start

in a desktop environment doesn't cause the audio to stop. Maybe just starting after the display manager would be enough.

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