Update -> no sound

Dimi Paun dimi at lattica.com
Tue May 12 16:38:48 UTC 2009

This time I can get no sound of Firefox or Rhythmbox,
despite PA running in the background. 

Somehow I now have 2 PA instances:

[dimi at dimi ~]$ ps aux | grep pulseaudio
gdm       2547  0.0  0.1 101032  4240 ?        Ssl  May09   0:00 /usr/bin/pulseaudio --start --log-target=syslog
dimi      2699  1.0  0.4 170960 17604 ?        R<sl May09  43:42 /usr/bin/pulseaudio --start --log-target=syslog
dimi     30180  0.0  0.0   4208   732 pts/5    S+   11:35   0:00 grep pulseaudio

I don't seem to get working sound for more than
2 days in a row. Folks, I don't do anything

I am asking again: is this normal rate of problems?
Filing a good bug report (after trying to diagnose
the problem) took me 1h+ last time, I just can't keep
doing that in the middle of my work day.

A few more notes:
  - I said that PA doesn't restart if killed. I was wrong.
    It does, except that Flash doesn't reconnect. However,
    Rhythmbox does reconnect, and I tested that several times.
    Now even it doesn't want to work
  - I did an Update, but I didn't reboot or restart. However,
    my gut is telling me this is not related to the update,
    but rather with another PA failure. I got an error about
    some "Stream too big" or somesuch.
  - The PA volume control shows Firefox connected, but I
    get no sound. However, I can't see Rhythmbox.

P.S. After killing the PA instance owned by me (dimi), I 
got sound again out of Rhythmbox.

Dimi Paun <dimi at lattica.com>
Lattica, Inc.

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