Devuan bug report logs - #318
pulseaudio: autospawn is required on Beowulf (Ceres)

Package: pulseaudio; Reported by: Gour <>; dated Fri, 19 Apr 2019 05:03:01 UTC; Maintainer for pulseaudio is (unknown).

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Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 06:49:20 +0200
From: Gour <>
To: Devuan Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: pulseaudio: autospawn is required on Beowulf (Ceres)

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Package: pulseaudio
Version: 12.2-4
Severity: important

Dear Maintainer,

   * What led up to the situation?

   I've PulseAudio selected as 'autostart', but there is no sound.

   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or

   * What was the outcome of this action?

   Inspecting my Beowulf system I noticed that only this was running:

   /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xfce4/panel/wrapper-2.0 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-
gnu/xfce4/panel/plugins/ 21 18874412 pulseaudio
PulseAudio Plugin Adjust the audio volume of the PulseAudio sound system

   Moreover, attempt to start pavucontrol or mixer from the Xfce panel
   results in the mixer hanging with ""Establishing connection to
   PulseAudio" message.

   * What outcome did you expect instead?

   Running pulseaudio and working sound.

    However, I've found the solution to the problem by browsing Debian's
    bugtracker - see:

    So, solution, for Beowulf and probably Ceres is to uncomment


    line in $ /etc/pulse/client.conf.d/00-disable-autospawn.conf

    and then pulseaudio is correctly started as it is visible by:

    $ ps ax | grep pulse
 3587 ?        Sl
    0:03 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xfce4/panel/wrapper-2.0 /usr/lib/x86_64-=
    21 18874412 pulseaudio PulseAudio Plugin Adjust the audio volume of
    the PulseAudio sound system
 3614 ?        S<l    0:00 /usr/bin/pulseaudio --start

-- Package-specific info:
File '/etc/default/pulseaudio' does not exist

-- System Information:
Distributor ID:	Devuan
Description:	Devuan GNU/Linux beowulf/ceres
Release:	10
Codename:	n/a
Architecture: x86_64

Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=3Dhr_HR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=3Dhr_HR.UTF-8 (charmap=3DUTF-8),
LANGUAGE=3Den_GB:en (charmap=3DUTF-8) Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

Versions of packages pulseaudio depends on:
ii  adduser                      3.118
ii  libasound2                   1.1.8-1
ii  libasound2-plugins           1.1.8-1
ii  libc6                        2.28-8
ii  libcap2                      1:2.25-2
ii  libdbus-1-3                  1.12.12-1+devuan2
ii  libgcc1                      1:8.3.0-6
ii  libice6                      2:1.0.9-2
ii  libltdl7                     2.4.6-9
ii  liborc-0.4-0                 1:0.4.28-3.1
ii  libpulse0                    12.2-4
ii  libsm6                       2:1.2.3-1
ii  libsndfile1                  1.0.28-6
ii  libsoxr0                     0.1.2-3
ii  libspeexdsp1                 1.2~rc1.2-1+b2
ii  libstdc++6                   8.3.0-6
ii  libsystemd0                  241-3
ii  libtdb1                      1.3.16-2+b1
pn  libudev1                     <none>
ii  libwebrtc-audio-processing1  0.3-1
ii  libx11-6                     2:1.6.7-1
ii  libx11-xcb1                  2:1.6.7-1
ii  libxcb1                      1.13.1-2
ii  libxtst6                     2:1.2.3-1
ii  lsb-base                     10.2019031300
ii  pulseaudio-utils             12.2-4

Versions of packages pulseaudio recommends:
pn  dbus-user-session                <none>
ii  libpam-elogind [libpam-systemd]  234.4-2
ii  rtkit                            0.11-6

Versions of packages pulseaudio suggests:
pn  paman        <none>
pn  paprefs      <none>
ii  pavucontrol  3.0-4
pn  pavumeter    <none>
ii  udev         1:3.2.7+devuan1.1

-- no debconf information


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