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Re: pulseaudio breaking things again



On Tue, 20 Nov 2012, Ralf Mardorf wrote:

> On Mon, 2012-11-19 at 20:10 -0500, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> > Script started on Mon 19 Nov 2012 08:06:14 PM EST
> > jude@d-216-36-20-9:~$ ./ppr.sh
> > type shutdown to return to linux.
> > VLC media player 2.0.4 Twoflower (revision 2.0.3-289-g6e6100a)
> > [0x1a95d18] inhibit interface error: Failed to connect to the D-Bus session daemon: Unable to autolaunch a dbus-daemon without a $DISPLAY for X11
> > [0x1a95d18] main interface error: no suitable interface module
> > [0x1a95d18] main interface error: no suitable interface module
> > [0x19cb108] main libvlc error: interface "globalhotkeys,none" initialization failed
> > [0x19cb108] main libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.
> > [0x1a95d18] [cli] lua interface: Listening on host "*console".
> > VLC media player 2.0.4 Twoflower
> > Command Line Interface initialized. Type `help' for help.
> > > [0x1a2de78] access_http access: Raw-audio server found, mp3 demuxer selected
> > ALSA lib confmisc.c:768:(parse_card) cannot find card '0'
> > ALSA lib conf.c:4241:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_card_driver returned error: No such file or directory
> > ALSA lib confmisc.c:392:(snd_func_concat) error evaluating strings
> > ALSA lib conf.c:4241:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_concat returned error: No such file or directory
> > ALSA lib confmisc.c:1251:(snd_func_refer) error evaluating name
> > ALSA lib conf.c:4241:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_refer returned error: No such file or directory
> > ALSA lib conf.c:4720:(snd_config_expand) Evaluate error: No such file or directory
> > ALSA lib pcm.c:2217:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM default
> > [0x1a46c08] alsa audio output error: cannot open ALSA device "default": No such file or directory
> > [0x1a46c08] main audio output error: Audio output failed
> > [0x1a46c08] main audio output error: The audio device "default" could not be used:
> > No such file or directory.
> > [0x1a46c08] oss audio output error: cannot open audio device (/dev/dsp)
> > [0x1a46c08] main audio output error: no suitable audio output module
> > [0x1a51378] main decoder error: failed to create audio output
> > shutdown
> > Shutting down.
> > [0x1a95d18] [cli] lua interface: Requested shutdown.
> > Bye-bye!
> > > jude@d-216-36-20-9:~$ exit
> > exit
> > 
> > Script done on Mon 19 Nov 2012 08:06:45 PM EST
> > The script runs vlc with a specific url when it works.
> > Has anyone seen anything similar to this?  I have pulseaudio on another 
> > installation and while that other distribution has just had an update 
> > pulseaudio only allows the alsa sound card to play for a short time then 
> > crashes the connection.
> 
> I can't see anything related to pulseaudio.
> 
> However, I guess I know your other distro, IIRC you'
> re subscribed to another list, where I'm subscribed too. Yesterday there
> was a post to a link that was linked with:
> 
> http://voices.canonical.com/david.henningsson/
> 
> Too funny they still don't understand that PA doesn't work with some
> cards, they still ignore that there are installs without dependencies to
> PA and they don't name a sound server that is better and allows to use
> several audio apps at the same time too. IOW they still spread lies.
> 
> A RME HDSPe AIO doesn't work, with PA.
> A vanilla Ubuntu install doesn't need PA. PA only depends to a
> meta-package.
> Jackd is able to do the job, without making insane adjustments, as PA
> does (increasing one volume and decreasing another volume at the same
> time, an engineer doing this would lose his job).
> 
> However, they claim that ...
> 
> "If you need to stop the PulseAudio process completely, execute these
> commands:
> 
> echo autospawn=no > ~/.pulse/client.conf
> pulseaudio -k
> 
> If you need PulseAudio back again, remove ~/.pulse/client.conf, then try
> to start an application that uses PulseAudio, and it should start
> automatically."
> 
> Did you test what happens if you stop PA and test your script after
> doing this?
> 
> Regards,
> Ralf
> 
> 
> 
This gets weirder by the moment:
Script started on Tue 20 Nov 2012 05:36:12 AM EST
jude@d-216-36-20-9:~$ echo autospawn=no > ~/.pulse/client.conf
jude@d-216-36-20-9:~$ pulseaudio -k
The program 'pulseaudio' is currently not installed.  To run 'pulseaudio' please ask your administrator to install the package 'pulseaudio'
pulseaudio: command not found
jude@d-216-36-20-9:~$ ./treasure-trove.sh
VLC media player 2.0.4 Twoflower (revision 2.0.3-289-g6e6100a)
[0x20e6d18] inhibit interface error: Failed to connect to the D-Bus session daemon: Unable to autolaunch a dbus-daemon without a $DISPLAY for X11
[0x20e6d18] main interface error: no suitable interface module
[0x20e6d18] main interface error: no suitable interface module
[0x201c108] main libvlc error: interface "globalhotkeys,none" initialization failed
[0x201c108] main libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.
[0x20e6d18] [cli] lua interface: Listening on host "*console".
VLC media player 2.0.4 Twoflower
Command Line Interface initialized. Type `help' for help.
> [0x207f638] access_http access: Raw-audio server found, mp3 demuxer selected
ALSA lib confmisc.c:768:(parse_card) cannot find card '0'
ALSA lib conf.c:4241:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_card_driver returned error: No such file or directory
ALSA lib confmisc.c:392:(snd_func_concat) error evaluating strings
ALSA lib conf.c:4241:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_concat returned error: No such file or directory
ALSA lib confmisc.c:1251:(snd_func_refer) error evaluating name
ALSA lib conf.c:4241:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_refer returned error: No such file or directory
ALSA lib conf.c:4720:(snd_config_expand) Evaluate error: No such file or directory
ALSA lib pcm.c:2217:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM default
[0x2081658] alsa audio output error: cannot open ALSA device "default": No such file or directory
[0x2081658] main audio output error: Audio output failed
[0x2081658] main audio output error: The audio device "default" could not be used:
No such file or directory.
[0x2081658] oss audio output error: cannot open audio device (/dev/dsp)
[0x2081658] main audio output error: no suitable audio output module
[0x20a2ce8] main decoder error: failed to create audio output
qu  shutdown
Shutting down.
[0x20e6d18] [cli] lua interface: Requested shutdown.
Bye-bye!
> jude@d-216-36-20-9:~$ exit
exit

Script done on Tue 20 Nov 2012 05:37:00 AM EST

I don't use jackd since it's intended for professional musicians with high 
end computer equipment and that leaves me out on at least two counts. 
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jude <jdashiel@shellworld.net> Adobe fiend for failing to Flash



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