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Occasionally when running a youtube video, pulseaudio will for some reason fail. If something is running on amarok, it will run until it's finished but won't start anything. When run ...
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- 10-27-2008 #1
:(killed just before this point) ~$ pulseaudio W: pid.c: Stale PID file, overwriting. ALSA lib control.c:909:(snd_ctl_open_noupdate) Invalid CTL front:0 ALSA lib control.c:909:(snd_ctl_open_noupdate) Invalid CTL front:0 E: module-alsa-sink.c: Error opening PCM device front:0: Device or resource busy restart (here is where I kill and retry the whole thing) Killed (retry) ~$ pulseaudio W: pid.c: Stale PID file, overwriting. E: alsa-util.c: Error opening PCM device hw:0: Device or resource busy E: module.c: Failed to load module "module-alsa-sink" (argument: "device_id=0 sink_name=alsa_output.pci_8086_284b_sound_card_0_alsa_playback_0"): initialization failed. ALSA lib control.c:909:(snd_ctl_open_noupdate) Invalid CTL front:0
- 04-14-2012 #2
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- Apr 2012
This has happened to me, too. It seems that the pulseaudio daemon gets confused between the links to the /tmp files and the stuff stored in your home folder.
The problem goes away if you do the following, but maybe there's a more elegant way...
1. Log out from the window system
2. Log in on a console
3. Delete all the stuff related to pulseaudio that is in your home folder:
rm .pulse-cookie .pulse/*Code:
sudo rm -R /tmp/pulse*
6. Log in to the window system and it should work now.