[arch-general] Pulseaudio update - mpd now refuses to play as same user
Raghavendra D Prabhu
raghu.prabhu13 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 19 22:39:07 EST 2012
* On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 07:41:52AM +0800, Oon-Ee Ng <ngoonee.talk at gmail.com> wrote:
>On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 5:53 PM, Tom Gundersen <teg at jklm.no> wrote:
>> On Nov 19, 2012 10:27 AM, "Oon-Ee Ng" <ngoonee.talk at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 3:08 PM, Jan Steffens <jan.steffens at gmail.com
>> > > On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 7:50 AM, Oon-Ee Ng <ngoonee.talk at gmail.com>
>> > > > Hi, Pulseaudio from [testing] just updated to 2.99.2-1, now mpd audio
>> > > > output (running mpd as my own user) fails with the following:-
>> > > >
>> > > > Nov 19 14:45 : output: Failed to enable "MPD Pulse Output" [pulse]:
>> > > > pa_context_connect() has failed: Connection refused
>> > > > Nov 19 14:45 : player_thread: problems opening audio device while
>> > > > "PointBreak-StandTough.mp3"
>> > > >
>> > > > Setting up pulseaudio to listen on TCP locally as in the wiki works,
>> > > I
>> > > > never needed to do that before. Can anyone else verify this? Is it
>> > > perhaps
>> > > > logind related (worked fine before this last pulseaudio update)?
>> > >
>> > > You're running mpd from systemd? I believe it's because PulseAudio now
>> > > uses $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR/pulse instead of /tmp/pulse-XXXXXX,
>> > > $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/pulse instead of $HOME/.pulse, and
>> > > $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/pulse/cookie instead of $HOME/.pulse-cookie.
>> > >
>> > > mpd has no session, so these variables are not set, unlike the session
>> > > you login to.
>> > >
>> > > This should be sent upstream (bugs.freedesktop.org).
>> > >
>> > Hi Jan, thanks for the reply. Sorry for the slightly clueless follow-up,
>> > but it's unclear to me whether 'upstream' here refers to pulseaudio,
>> > systemd, or mpd. Or even whether its actually wrong behaviour.
>> > My understanding of your explanation is that there's no clear
>> > responsibility. mpd does not use (or require) a session, the locations
>> > pulse uses are fairly standard (I've always hated apps using ~/.foo)...
>> This was recently discussed:
>> Does not look like anything has come of it yet. I guess it might make sense
>> to ask advice from the PA guys though, they would hopefully have an idea.
>Thanks Tom, I'll ask on their ML.
Thanks for the investigation.
The only change I needed to do was add
"/run/user/1000/pulse/native" (obtained from pactl info | grep
'Server String'). I believe it may be because mpd was connecting
or trying to connect to different server (I also noticed
"shm_unlink(/pulse-shm-2228832221) failed: No such file or
directory" in the logs and thought something wrong with
auto-detection of mpd).
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