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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:40 pm    Post subject: one user without sound, others are fine (gnome3, pulseaudio) Reply with quote

Hi,
all users exept one have sound. The one lacking sound does not have that speaker icon in the header bar, and no audio modules under -> settings -> audio. In vlc and audacity one can select alsa-ouput, and that works. All other users have full fledged sound with all icons and modules where one wants them.

What on earth can cause this? It is an years-old (up-to-date) installation which is not easily build again from scratch, so I'd rather fix the issue instead of going into the hassle of a new install...

What information might you need to help?

Code:
 emerge --info
Portage 2.2.8-r2 (default/linux/amd64/13.0/desktop/gnome/systemd, gcc-4.8.3, glibc-2.19-r1, 3.17.3-gentoo x86_64)
=================================================================
System uname: Linux-3.17.3-gentoo-x86_64-AMD_Athlon-tm-_II_X4_630_Processor-with-gentoo-2.2
KiB Mem:    12303564 total,    166372 free
KiB Swap:          0 total,         0 free
Timestamp of tree: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:45:01 +0000
ld GNU ld (Gentoo 2.24 p1.4) 2.24
distcc 3.1 x86_64-pc-linux-gnu [disabled]
app-shells/bash:          4.2_p53
dev-java/java-config:     2.2.0
dev-lang/perl:            5.18.2-r2
dev-lang/python:          2.7.7, 3.3.5-r1, 3.4.1
dev-util/cmake:           2.8.12.2-r1
dev-util/pkgconfig:       0.28-r1
sys-apps/baselayout:      2.2
sys-apps/openrc:          0.12.4
sys-apps/sandbox:         2.6-r1
sys-devel/autoconf:       2.13, 2.69
sys-devel/automake:       1.10.3-r1, 1.11.6-r1, 1.13.4
sys-devel/binutils:       2.24-r3
sys-devel/gcc:            4.8.3
sys-devel/gcc-config:     1.7.3
sys-devel/libtool:        2.4.2-r1
sys-devel/make:           4.0-r1
sys-kernel/linux-headers: 3.16 (virtual/os-headers)
sys-libs/glibc:           2.19-r1
Repositories: gentoo elementary jmesmon hnaparst jtriley Rudis
ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="amd64"
ACCEPT_LICENSE="* -@EULA"
CBUILD="x86_64-pc-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-O2 -march=k8 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
CHOST="x86_64-pc-linux-gnu"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/share/config /usr/share/gnupg/qualified.txt"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/ca-certificates.conf /etc/dconf /etc/env.d /etc/fonts/fonts.conf /etc/gconf /etc/gentoo-release /etc/php/apache2-php5.5/ext-active/ /etc/php/cgi-php5.5/ext-active/ /etc/php/cli-php5.5/ext-active/ /etc/revdep-rebuild /etc/sandbox.d /etc/terminfo /etc/texmf/language.dat.d /etc/texmf/language.def.d /etc/texmf/updmap.d /etc/texmf/web2c"
CXXFLAGS="-O2 -march=k8 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
DISTDIR="/usr/portage/distfiles"
FCFLAGS="-O2 -pipe"
FEATURES="assume-digests binpkg-logs config-protect-if-modified distlocks ebuild-locks fixlafiles merge-sync news parallel-fetch preserve-libs protect-owned sandbox sfperms strict unknown-features-warn unmerge-logs unmerge-orphans userfetch userpriv usersandbox usersync"
FFLAGS="-O2 -pipe"
GENTOO_MIRRORS="http://mirror.netcologne.de/gentoo/"
LANG="de_DE.utf8"
LDFLAGS="-Wl,-O1 -Wl,--as-needed"
MAKEOPTS="-j5"
PKGDIR="/usr/portage/packages"
PORTAGE_CONFIGROOT="/"
PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --omit-dir-times --compress --force --whole-file --delete --stats --human-readable --timeout=180 --exclude=/distfiles --exclude=/local --exclude=/packages"
PORTAGE_TMPDIR="/var/tmp"
PORTDIR="/usr/portage"
PORTDIR_OVERLAY="/var/lib/layman/elementary /var/lib/layman/jmesmon /var/lib/layman/hnaparst /var/lib/layman/jtriley /usr/local/portage/overlay"
SYNC="rsync://rsync5.de.gentoo.org/gentoo-portage"
USE="(-selinux) X a52 aac acl acpi alsa amd64 apache2 berkdb bluetooth branding bzip2 cairo cdda cdr cli colord cracklib crypt cups cxx dbus dri dts dvd dvdr eds emboss encode evo exif fam ffh264vdpau firefox flac fortran gdbm gif glamor gnome gnome-keyring gnome-online-accounts gpm gstreamer gtk gtk3 iconv introspection ipv6 jpeg lcms libnotify libsamplerate libsecret lm_sensors mad minizip mmx mng modules mono mp3 mp4 mpeg multilib mysql nautilus ncurses nls nptl ogg opengl openmp pam pango pcre pdf php pipe png policykit ppds pulseaudio python qt3support qt4 readline sdl session socialweb spell sse sse2 ssl startup-notification svg systemd tcpd telepathy threads thunderbird tiff truetype udev udisks unicode upower usb vaapi vala vdpau vorbis winbind wxwidgets x264 xcb xml xv xvid xvmc zeitgeist zlib" ABI_X86="64" ALSA_CARDS="rme96" APACHE2_MODULES="actions alias auth_basic auth_digest authn_anon authn_dbd authn_dbm authn_default authn_file authz_dbm authz_default authz_groupfile unixd socache_shmcb authn_core authz_core authm_core authz_host authz_owner authz_user autoindex cache dav dav_fs dav_lock dbd deflate dir disk_cache env expires ext_filter file_cache filter headers ident imagemap include info log_config logio mem_cache mime mime_magic negotiation proxy proxy_ajp proxy_balancer proxy_connect proxy_http rewrite setenvif speling status unique_id userdir usertrack vhost_alias mod_access xml python nls ubicode postgres cgi cgid" CALLIGRA_FEATURES="kexi words flow plan sheets stage tables krita karbon braindump author" CAMERAS="ptp2" COLLECTD_PLUGINS="df interface irq load memory rrdtool swap syslog" DVB_CARDS="af9005" ELIBC="glibc" GPSD_PROTOCOLS="ashtech aivdm earthmate evermore fv18 garmin garmintxt gpsclock itrax mtk3301 nmea ntrip navcom oceanserver oldstyle oncore rtcm104v2 rtcm104v3 sirf superstar2 timing tsip tripmate tnt ublox ubx" INPUT_DEVICES="evdev wacom" KERNEL="linux" LCD_DEVICES="bayrad cfontz cfontz633 glk hd44780 lb216 lcdm001 mtxorb ncurses text" LIBREOFFICE_EXTENSIONS="presenter-console presenter-minimizer" LINGUAS="de" OFFICE_IMPLEMENTATION="libreoffice" PHP_TARGETS="php5-5" PYTHON_SINGLE_TARGET="python2_7" PYTHON_TARGETS="python2_7 python3_3" RUBY_TARGETS="ruby19 ruby20" USERLAND="GNU" VIDEO_CARDS="nvidia" XTABLES_ADDONS="quota2 psd pknock lscan length2 ipv4options ipset ipp2p iface geoip fuzzy condition tee tarpit sysrq steal rawnat logmark ipmark dhcpmac delude chaos account"
Unset:  CPPFLAGS, CTARGET, EMERGE_DEFAULT_OPTS, INSTALL_MASK, LC_ALL, PORTAGE_BUNZIP2_COMMAND, PORTAGE_COMPRESS, PORTAGE_COMPRESS_FLAGS, PORTAGE_RSYNC_EXTRA_OPTS, USE_PYTHON


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here is some:

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journalctl -b | grep pulseaudio
Nov 23 22:14:07 eg-server rtkit-daemon[494]: Successfully made thread 30805 of process 30805 (/usr/bin/pulseaudio) owned by '106' high priority at nice level -11.
Nov 23 22:14:08 eg-server pulseaudio[30805]: [pulseaudio] bluez5-util.c: GetManagedObjects() failed: org.freedesktop.systemd1.LoadFailed: Unit dbus-org.bluez.service failed to load: No such file or directory.
Nov 23 22:14:08 eg-server rtkit-daemon[494]: Successfully made thread 30832 of process 30832 (/usr/bin/pulseaudio) owned by '106' high priority at nice level -11.
Nov 23 22:14:08 eg-server pulseaudio[30832]: [pulseaudio] pid.c: Daemon already running.
Nov 23 22:14:20 eg-server rtkit-daemon[494]: Successfully made thread 31213 of process 31213 (/usr/bin/pulseaudio) owned by '1000' high priority at nice level -11.
Nov 23 22:14:20 eg-server pulseaudio[31213]: Assertion 'pa_database_unset(u->database, &key) >= 0' failed at /var/tmp/portage/media-sound/pulseaudio-5.0-r4/work/pulseaudio-5.0/src/modules/module-stream-restore.c:2342, function clean_up_db(). Aborting.
Nov 23 22:14:20 eg-server gnome-session[31144]: E: [pulseaudio] main.c: Daemon startup failed.
Nov 23 22:14:20 eg-server gnome-session[31144]: WARNING: App 'pulseaudio.desktop' exited with code 1
Nov 23 22:14:20 eg-server gnome-session[31144]: gnome-session[31144]: WARNING: App 'pulseaudio.desktop' exited with code 1
Nov 23 22:14:21 eg-server rtkit-daemon[494]: Successfully made thread 31243 of process 31243 (/usr/bin/pulseaudio) owned by '1000' high priority at nice level -11.
Nov 23 22:14:21 eg-server pulseaudio[31243]: [pulseaudio] pid.c: Stale PID file, overwriting.
Nov 23 22:14:21 eg-server pulseaudio[31243]: [pulseaudio] module-stream-restore.c: Assertion 'pa_database_unset(u->database, &key) >= 0' failed at /var/tmp/portage/media-sound/pulseaudio-5.0-r4/work/pulseaudio-5.0/src/modules/module-stream-restore.c:2342, function clean_up_db(). Aborting.
Nov 23 22:14:21 eg-server pulseaudio[31239]: [pulseaudio] main.c: Daemon startup failed.
Nov 23 22:14:21 eg-server rtkit-daemon[494]: Successfully made thread 31277 of process 31277 (/usr/bin/pulseaudio) owned by '1000' high priority at nice level -11.
Nov 23 22:14:21 eg-server pulseaudio[31277]: [pulseaudio] pid.c: Stale PID file, overwriting.
Nov 23 22:14:21 eg-server pulseaudio[31277]: [pulseaudio] module-stream-restore.c: Assertion 'pa_database_unset(u->database, &key) >= 0' failed at /var/tmp/portage/media-sound/pulseaudio-5.0-r4/work/pulseaudio-5.0/src/modules/module-stream-restore.c:2342, function clean_up_db(). Aborting.
Nov 23 22:14:21 eg-server pulseaudio[31271]: [pulseaudio] main.c: Daemon startup failed.
Nov 23 22:14:22 eg-server rtkit-daemon[494]: Successfully made thread 31334 of process 31334 (/usr/bin/pulseaudio) owned by '1000' high priority at nice level -11.
Nov 23 22:14:22 eg-server pulseaudio[31334]: [pulseaudio] pid.c: Stale PID file, overwriting.
Nov 23 22:14:22 eg-server pulseaudio[31334]: [pulseaudio] module-stream-restore.c: Assertion 'pa_database_unset(u->database, &key) >= 0' failed at /var/tmp/portage/media-sound/pulseaudio-5.0-r4/work/pulseaudio-5.0/src/modules/module-stream-restore.c:2342, function clean_up_db(). Aborting.
Nov 23 22:14:22 eg-server pulseaudio[31331]: [pulseaudio] main.c: Daemon startup failed.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:34 pm    Post subject: Re: one user without sound, others are fine (gnome3, pulseau Reply with quote

Wallsandfences wrote:
Hi,
all users exept one have sound.
... All other users have full fledged sound with all icons and modules where one wants them.

What on earth can cause this? It is an years-old (up-to-date) installation which is not easily build again from scratch, so I'd rather fix the issue instead of going into the hassle of a new install...

Since the issue applies to a single user, move the home area somewhere else and create a new home area for the user ... if that works you can always copy information back.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that user in the audio group?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no he's not (according to systemd or was it pulseaudio wiki he shouldn't)

Nevertheless, it doesn't help to add him.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

at the end, jonathan made me find the solution in the arch linux wiki. It's as simple as deleting ~/.config/pulse and logging in again. Pulseaudio will then recreate the folder...

thanks,
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad you got things sorted - it takes a bit longer to rename and start a fresh home area for a user ... but the advantage of this approach is you can compare the current and new information to track down what caused the issue (if you want to) & allows you to rule out quickly any misconfiguration/corruption of a users config :wink:

Can you mark the thread as solved as this may help others encountering similar issues in future 8)
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried to mark my thread 'solved' but found I'm not allowed to change my post...

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