Pulseaudio problem with xine, xmms and mplayer

Bruno Wolff III bruno at wolff.to
Sun Dec 20 03:08:17 UTC 2009

On Sat, Dec 19, 2009 at 18:33:38 +0000,
  Paul <paul at all-the-johnsons.co.uk> wrote:
> Whenever I try to run xine, xmms or mplayer from the command line, I
> keep getting an error from pulseaudio
> Assertion 'pthread_mutex_unlock(&m->mutex) == 0' failed at
> pulsecore/mutex-posix.c:108, function pa_mutex_unlock(). Aborting.
> It makes no difference if I try to use ogg, mp3 or wav files, they all
> fail and die with the same error.
> I'm using pulseaudio-0.9.21-3.fc13 and the
> 2.6.32-0.65.rc8.git5.fc13.i686.PAE kernel
> PAM fires up and reports all the audio devices are running fine.
> Any ideas?

This has been reported as:

It isn't specifically tied to the 2.6.32 kernel, as I am using the 2.6.31
due to problems with the rawhide kernel.

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