PulseAudio Log Busting

I have started looking into several of the messages that I have been seeing in my logs to see if I can get rid of some of the bugginess.  For those who like the GUI, I have found a nice app for looking at the logs: Administration > Log File Viewer.

Please comment if you have any ideas on any of these.  At this point, I haven’t tried any fixes.


Sep 15 06:25:01 pecan pulseaudio[3559]: module-console-kit.c: GetUnixUser() call failed: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.UnknownMethod: Method “GetUnixUser” with signature “” on interface “org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit.Session” doesn’t exist


Bug #390528


Sep 14 13:59:19 pecan pulseaudio[3559]: alsa-util.c: Device hw:1 doesn’t support 2 channels, changed to 1.

Here are the bug reports I have been looking at:

One possible solution is from this post, where I could make some edits to the /etc/pulse/default.pa file.

I think I might try adding this repository and upgrading to a later version first.  I noticed they are listing version 0.9.17 currently.


pecan pulseaudio[3559]: protocol-native.c: Failed to push data into queue

This message was while I was on a Skype call.


sounds stops working in 8.10 (Ibex)

They mention that one possible fix is to change the default fragments settings in the default.pa file.  Another suggestion is that upgrading to the latest version might fix it.

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