Bug#900856: enlightenment: Sound fails to work after upgrade

Ross Vandegrift ross at kallisti.us
Fri Jun 15 17:23:57 BST 2018

Control: reassign -1 pulseaudio

On Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 12:48:51AM +0100, Mike Brodbelt wrote:
> > > $ start-pulseaudio-x11
> > > Connection failure: Connection refused
> > > pa_context_connect() failed: Connection refused
> > 
> > This is curious.  According to start-pulseaudio-x11(1), it should start a
> > daemon if required.
> My man page also claims this. The shell script itself just runs "pactl"
> commands. As far as I can tell, this attempts to connect to a PulseAudio
> server, and fails - the startup of a daemon seems to rely on the autospawn
> functionality. The seemingly canonical docs are here:
> https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/PulseAudio/Documentation/User/Running/
> are quite clear that this should autostart the server, unless "autospawn" is
> disabled, which it is not (it's in the debian default config):-
> $ cd ~ && grep autospawn .config/pulse/client.conf /etc/pulse/client.conf
> grep: .config/pulse/client.conf: No such file or directory
> /etc/pulse/client.conf:; autospawn = yes
> It's possible this is a bug in pulseaudio directly, as the problem seems to
> be that the autospawn behaviour is not working correctly.

Spawning manually works reliably.  In the working cases (your E17 on
buster, my E22 on buster) pulse is started outside of E.  So this seems
most likely.


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