Bug#675870: pulseaudio: Pulseaudio does not allow successfully connected applications to start audio playback.

Brian Neltner neltnerb at MIT.EDU
Sun Jun 3 19:24:38 UTC 2012

Package: pulseaudio
Version: 2.0-3
Severity: important
Tags: upstream

Dear Maintainer,

I am using Mint 13 Debian Edition, but this package is from the debian
repository so I am submitting it here instead of through Mint.

Up until two days ago, I had some major bugs in alsa (HDA Intel
crashing on use if iec958, and weird static noise), but none of these
appear to
be the problem here.

When I connect any audio application to play through pulseaudio (tried
clementine, mplayer, play) it appears to connect but audio playback is
If it were jackd I would say that transport was not starting properly.
This is
a new bug as of my most recent system reboot.

When I pipe sound directly to the ALSA driver underneath, it works fine,
so I
believe the bug is isolated to pulseaudio.

I have attached a log file produced with pulseaudio -v which shows the
applications in turn attaching, changing sample rates, and then...
nothing. No
idea how to debug further.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages pulseaudio depends on:
ii  adduser                       3.113+nmu2
ii  consolekit                    0.4.5-3
ii  libasound2                    1.0.25-3
ii  libasound2-plugins            1.0.25-2
ii  libc6                         2.13-32
ii  libcap2                       1:2.22-1
ii  libdbus-1-3                   1.5.12-1
ii  libfftw3-3                    3.3.2-1
ii  libgcc1                       1:4.7.0-8
ii  libice6                       2:1.0.8-2
ii  libltdl7                      2.4.2-1
ii  liborc-0.4-0                  1:0.4.16-2
ii  libpulse0                     2.0-3
ii  libsamplerate0                0.1.8-4
ii  libsm6                        2:1.2.1-2
ii  libsndfile1                   1.0.25-4
ii  libspeexdsp1                  1.2~rc1-5
ii  libstdc++6                    4.7.0-8
ii  libsystemd-daemon0            37-1.1
ii  libsystemd-login0             37-1.1
ii  libtdb1                       1.2.10-2
ii  libudev0                      175-3.1
ii  libwebrtc-audio-processing-0  0.1-2
ii  libx11-6                      2:
ii  libx11-xcb1                   2:
ii  libxcb1                       1.8.1-1
ii  libxtst6                      2:1.2.1-1
ii  lsb-base                      4.1+Debian4
ii  udev                          175-3.1

Versions of packages pulseaudio recommends:
ii  gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio  0.10.31-3
ii  pulseaudio-module-x11     2.0-3
ii  rtkit                     0.10-2

Versions of packages pulseaudio suggests:
ii  paman             <none>
ii  paprefs           <none>
ii  pavucontrol       <none>
ii  pavumeter         <none>
ii  pulseaudio-utils  2.0-3

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/pulse/default.pa changed:
load-module module-device-restore
load-module module-stream-restore
load-module module-card-restore
load-module module-augment-properties
.ifexists module-udev-detect.so
load-module module-udev-detect
load-module module-detect
.ifexists module-jackdbus-detect.so
load-module module-jackdbus-detect
.ifexists module-bluetooth-discover.so
load-module module-bluetooth-discover
.ifexists module-esound-protocol-unix.so
load-module module-esound-protocol-unix
load-module module-native-protocol-unix
.ifexists module-gconf.so
load-module module-gconf
load-module module-default-device-restore
load-module module-rescue-streams
load-module module-always-sink
load-module module-intended-roles
.ifexists module-console-kit.so
load-module module-console-kit
.ifexists module-systemd-login.so
load-module module-systemd-login
load-module module-position-event-sounds
load-module module-role-cork
load-module module-filter-heuristics
load-module module-filter-apply
.ifexists module-dbus-protocol.so
load-module module-dbus-protocol
load-module module-switch-on-port-available

-- no debconf information

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