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#1 2016-08-12 17:56:32

nomko
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What happened with sound control applet?

Hi all,

I just noticed that i can't open the PulseAudio sound control. Not through the applet, not through the menu link. I'm using Mint 18 Xfce.

Anyone familiar with this "strange appearance"?


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#2 2016-08-12 18:59:25

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Re: What happened with sound control applet?

That's a new version of the distro, so I am wondering if you mean that you haven't been able to open the application at all since you installed Mint 18, or if you were able to at some point after installing it but have since lost that functionality.

Please clarify.

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#3 2016-08-12 21:14:37

nomko
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Re: What happened with sound control applet?

I was able to open it once, straight after the (re)boot. but after that i could not open that application.

Only once directly after (re)boot.


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#4 2016-08-13 10:04:10

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Re: What happened with sound control applet?

Open a terminal and run these two commands, one at a time:

pulseaudio
pavucontrol

Then paste the output back here so we can see what is going on.


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#5 2016-08-13 13:00:09

nomko
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Re: What happened with sound control applet?

Okay this is what i get:

ronnie01@ronnie01-VirtualBox ~ $ pulseaudio
E: [pulseaudio] pid.c: Daemon already running.
E: [pulseaudio] main.c: pa_pid_file_create() failed.

pavucontrol opens the sound control panel, nothing weird popping up in the terminal or something else.

The first command gives a faile (2nd line). Not sure what that means.


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#6 2016-08-13 14:07:08

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Re: What happened with sound control applet?

A web search on the error message: "pa_pid_file_create() failed" shows lots of hits and solutions for you to explore.

Don't believe Xfce has anything to do with it, though I may be wrong.


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#7 2016-08-13 16:02:40

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Re: What happened with sound control applet?

I'm thinking that you're correct, since a person can (I think?) select alternates to PulseAudio, such as JACK/JACK2 (although they can, IIRC, both be run at the same time and coexist). So... I would think it to be more properly a "distro-related" question.

I'm interested, too. I'm not having issues - but I'll probably be upgrading to Mint 18 towards the end of the month, so "for future reference." You might wish to ask (and have success in getting an answer) here:

https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewforum.php?f=48&sid=2b5022ca32bbd97c89849f075dd0d55a

or here:

https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewforum.php?f=57

If you do, please post a link to your thread so I and others can follow.

Regards,
MDM


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