lost pulse

Gary J. Kirkpatrick garyartista at gmail.com
Wed Feb 25 16:14:15 UTC 2015


On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 5:06 PM, Gary J. Kirkpatrick <garyartista at gmail.com>
wrote:

>
>
> On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 5:01 PM, Gary J. Kirkpatrick <
> garyartista at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 4:23 PM, Gary J. Kirkpatrick <
>> garyartista at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 4:20 PM, Gary J. Kirkpatrick <
>>> garyartista at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 4:08 PM, Nils Kassube <kassube at gmx.net> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Gary J. Kirkpatrick wrote:
>>>>> > I was trying to get my bluetooth earphone to load automatically and I
>>>>> > have lost pulse audio altogether.  I added  pactl load-module
>>>>> > module-bluetooth-discover to   ~/.config/pulse/default.pa but when
>>>>> > pulse failed I removed it.
>>>>> >
>>>>> > I have since removed pulse audio and reinstalled it to no avail.
>>>>> >
>>>>> > When I run PAVU control it says connection to Pulse failed, likely
>>>>> > because the pulse server in Environment/X11 Root WIndow properties or
>>>>> > default server in client.conf is misconfigured.
>>>>>
>>>>> From that error message I would assume that pulse should be started
>>>>> before X11. Therefore I would suggest to restart lightdm or reboot.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Nils
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> -
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Reboot had no effect. The screen when completely blank when I did-      sudo
>>>> service lightdm restart
>>>>
>>>> I let it sit for about 1 minute.
>>>>
>>>> garyk
>>>>
>>>
>>> But when I did sudo restart lightdm it restarted fine but no change to
>>> sound.
>>>
>>> garyk
>>>
>>
>> Apparently you have to remove the pulse config files.  From here I got
>> instructions:
>> http://askubuntu.com/questions/475450/audio-suddenly-stopped-pulseaudio-reinstall-has-not-helped-14-04
>>
>>
>>
>> $ cd ~/.config
>> $:~/.config$ mv pulse/ pulse.bak/
>> $~/.config$ pulseaudio --start
>> W: [pulseaudio] authkey.c: Failed to open cookie file
>> '/home/gary14/.config/pulse/cookie': No such file or directory
>> W: [pulseaudio] authkey.c: Failed to load authorization key
>> '/home/gary14/.config/pulse/cookie': No such file or directory
>> W: [pulseaudio] authkey.c: Failed to open cookie file
>> '/home/gary14/.pulse-cookie': No such file or directory
>> W: [pulseaudio] authkey.c: Failed to load authorization key
>> '/home/gary14/.pulse-cookie': No such file or directory
>> (these error messages do not seem to matter)
>>
>>
>> Now I have sound back.  Missing the sound applet.  Working on that now.
>>
>>
>> garyk
>>
>> garyk
>>
>
> From http://itsfoss.com/fix-missing-sound-indicator-applet-ubuntu-1404/ I
> found:
>
> sudo apt-get install indicator-sound
>
> You can restart the system and it will be fine. If you don’t want to
> restart the system and want the sound indicator to appear instantly, use
> the following command for Unity:
>
> killall unity-panel-service
>
> If you are using Gnome, you can use this command instead:
>
> killall gnome-panel
>
>
> that did it
>
>
> --
>


I also had to install the desktop to gain access to sound settings.

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop


garyk
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