Re: wheezy Audio Works for Root, Dies for User and it's not Perms.
On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 7:32 PM, Martin McCormick
> After purging and restoring pulseaudio and all the
> applications that needed it, I started looking at .pulse in my
> home directory as I didn't put it there to begin with. I
> expected to find it empty and there was the cause of all the
> trouble. A listing of that directory is:
> When all files are present, the trouble happens. If I
> remove them, it works. Pulseaudio soon rebuilds all of them and
> the trouble returns. I have quickly read the man page for
> pulseaudio and for the pulse-daemon.conf file and there is not a
> word about these files and how to manage them but I think that
> pulseaudio is confused about this sound card and is putting the
> wrong tdb file in place.
> That is why I say I am closer but I don't have it fixed
> yet as the rebuild occurs within seconds after removing
> .pulse/*. If you remove .pulse, pulseaudio kindly puts it back
> also and then repopulates it. I want to disable as little as
> possible as probably only one of the files is the villain.
> Thanks very much for your help as it made me look more closely
> at what was there.
I have been having problems with PA in experimental/unstable.
They don't seem to be exactly the same problems, but perhaps
there is some connection.
Have you looked in detail at the PA config with "pactl list"? In
my case, I needed to add the card and the sink with something
"pactl load-module module-alsa-card" and
"pactl load-module module-alsa-sink"
(not at home, so I don't have the exact commands).
In general pactl was a very helpful utility that I had not noticed
until the fine folks at #pulseaudio on freenode pointed it out to