Pulseaudio problem with xine, xmms and mplayer

Lennart Poettering mzerqung at 0pointer.de
Sun Dec 20 13:33:33 UTC 2009

On Sat, 19.12.09 18:33, Paul (paul at all-the-johnsons.co.uk) wrote:

> Hi,


> 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?


Firstly, next time please report bugs to bugzilla, that's why we have
it. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=548989

Secondly, this is not a PA problem. The RT folks broke PI mutexes
again, this is a kernel/glibc problem.


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