[Pkg-pulseaudio-devel] Bug#522598: pulseaudio: sound choppy after recent upgrade, syslog filling with messages

H. S. hs.samix at gmail.com
Sun Apr 5 04:41:38 UTC 2009

Package: pulseaudio
Version: 0.9.14-2
Justification: renders package unusable
Severity: grave

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After a recent upgrade, all audio is interrupted with short pauses,
making sound choppy. It affects video as well (mplayer, gxine,
youtube, etc.). Videos (avi files, youtube videos) and audio and also
video telephony is not working properly anymore.

I have noticed that /var/log/syslog is filling with these message:
Apr  4 23:16:40 red last message repeated 81 times
Apr  4 23:16:47 red last message repeated 21 times
Apr  4 23:16:48 red pulseaudio[6096]: module-alsa-sink.c: ALSA woke us
up to write new data to the device, but there was actually nothing to
write! Most likely this is an ALSA driver bug. Please report this issue
to the PulseAudio developers.
Apr  4 23:16:48 red pulseaudio[6096]: module-rtp-send.c: Failed to push
chunk into memblockq.
Apr  4 23:17:00 red last message repeated 34 times
Apr  4 23:17:01 red /USR/SBIN/CRON[9643]: (root) CMD (   cd / &&
run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly)
Apr  4 23:17:01 red pulseaudio[6096]: module-rtp-send.c: Failed to push
chunk into memblockq.
Apr  4 23:17:10 red last message repeated 24 times


-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_CA.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_CA.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages pulseaudio depends on:
ii  adduser                       3.110      add and remove users and groups
ii  consolekit                    0.3.0-2    framework for defining and trackin
ii  libasound2                    1.0.19-1   shared library for ALSA applicatio
ii  libasyncns0                   0.3-1      Asyncronous name service query lib
ii  libc6                         2.9-4      GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcap2                       1:2.16-4   support for getting/setting POSIX.
ii  libdbus-1-3                   1.2.12-1   simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libgdbm3                      1.8.3-4    GNU dbm database routines (runtime
ii  libltdl3                      1.5.26-4   A system independent dlopen wrappe
ii  liboil0.3                     0.3.15-1   Library of Optimized Inner Loops
ii  libpolkit-dbus2               0.9-3      library for accessing PolicyKit vi
ii  libpolkit2                    0.9-3      library for accessing PolicyKit
ii  libpulsecore9                 0.9.14-2   PulseAudio sound server core
ii  libsamplerate0                0.1.7-2    audio rate conversion library
ii  libsndfile1                   1.0.18-2   Library for reading/writing audio
ii  libspeexdsp1                  1.2~rc1-1  The Speex extended runtime library
ii  libwrap0                      7.6.q-16   Wietse Venema's TCP wrappers libra
ii  lsb-base                      3.2-22     Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip

Versions of packages pulseaudio recommends:
ii  gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio      0.10.14-2  GStreamer plugin for PulseAudio
ii  libasound2-plugins            1.0.19-2   ALSA library additional plugins
ii  padevchooser                  0.9.3-2    PulseAudio Device Chooser
ii  paprefs                       0.9.6-2    PulseAudio Preferences
ii  pulseaudio-esound-compat      0.9.14-2   PulseAudio ESD compatibility layer
ii  pulseaudio-module-hal         0.9.14-2   HAL device detection module for Pu
ii  pulseaudio-module-x11         0.9.14-2   X11 module for PulseAudio sound se

Versions of packages pulseaudio suggests:
ii  paman                0.9.4-1             PulseAudio Manager
ii  pavucontrol          0.9.6+svn20080426-1 PulseAudio Volume Control
ii  pavumeter            0.9.3-1             PulseAudio Volume Meter
ii  pulseaudio-utils     0.9.14-2            Command line tools for the PulseAu

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