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I've relocated my home to a diff machine using NFS on my small home network (this issue involves two machines both running UbuntuStudio 12.04 LTS). Everything seems fine except Pulseaudio. ...
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    Pulseaudio errors after relocating home to NFS


    I've relocated my home to a diff machine using NFS on my small home network (this issue involves two machines both running UbuntuStudio 12.04 LTS). Everything seems fine except Pulseaudio. I'm getting these errors:

    [edit 1] This is the output from the volume control:

    "Connection to PulseAudio failed. Automatic retry in 5s

    In this case this is likely because PULSE_SERVER in the Environment/X11 Root Window Properties or default-server in client.conf is misconfigured.
    This situation can also arrise [sic] when PulseAudio crased and left stale details in the X11 Root Window.
    If this is the case, then PulseAudio shoudl autospawn again, or if this is not configured you should run start-pulseaudio-x11 manually."

    When I run "start-pulseaudio-x11" this is the output: [end edit 1]

    E: [autospawn] core-util.c: Home directory /home/shawn not ours.
    W: [autospawn] lock-autospawn.c: Cannot access autospawn lock.
    E: [pulseaudio] main.c: Failed to acquire autospawn lock

    I believe it may be related to permissions/users, etc but I'm at a loss. Anyone, pls?

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    hi,

    i have no experience with combining NFS and pulseaudio, but examining the error, i'd guess pulseaudio wants specific ownership/permissions on your home directory. What is it? Show this command's output:

    Code:
    ls -ld $HOME

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    Yes, I'm leaning more towards users/perms for sure

    Quote Originally Posted by atreyu View Post
    hi,

    i have no experience with combining NFS and pulseaudio, but examining the error, i'd guess pulseaudio wants specific ownership/permissions on your home directory. What is it? Show this command's output:

    Code:
    ls -ld $HOME
    Thnx for the reply. Yes, I'm leaning more towards users/perms for sure now because I've discovered since my original post that synaptic and gparted will not boot after authentication. NFS makes everything in the share /home become owned by nobody:nogroup. I don't know if there's a way around this either as I'm no NFS expert. I'll keep digging and update if I figure this out. Thnx again.

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