0

After installing Fedora 28 XFCE I had sound (everything worked). I run dnf update and after reboot I have lost sound.

PulseAudio plugin for panel says in tooltip "Not connected to the PulseAudio server".

After clicking it I see "Establishing connection to PulseAudio. Please wait...". Waiting doesn't do anything.

Some other panel plugin for sound control (simpler than previous) just says on tooltip "No valid device and/or element".

Running VLC gives "Audio output failed: The audio device "default" could not be used: Connection refused.".

Running

ps aux | grep pulse

returns.

Running

/usr/lib64/xfce4/panel/wrapper-2.0 /usr/lib64/xfce4/panel/plugins/libpulseaudio-plugin.so 36 14680107 pulseaudio PulseAudio Plugin Adjust the audio volume of the PulseAudio sound system

alsamixer

returns

ALSA lib pulse.c:243:(pulse_connect) PulseAudio: Unable to connect: Connection refused

cannot open mixer: Connection refused

Running

cat /proc/asound/version

returns

Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version k4.17.2-200.fc28.x86_64.

Running

cat /dev/sndstat

returns

cat: /dev/sndstat: No such file or directory

Running

sudo pulseaudio

returns

W: [pulseaudio] main.c: This program is not intended to be run as root (unless --system is specified).
E: [pulseaudio] backend-ofono.c: Failed to register as a handsfree audio agent with ofono: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.ofono was not provided by any .service files

Running

lsusb

returns

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 010: ID 8087:07dc Intel Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 008: ID 0b97:7772 O2 Micro, Inc. OZ776 CCID Smartcard Reader
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 0b97:7761 O2 Micro, Inc. Oz776 1.1 Hub
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 04f3:0398 Elan Microelectronics Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. Hub
Bus 001 Device 029: ID 1017:2010 Speedy Industrial Supplies, Pte., Ltd 
Bus 001 Device 009: ID 1199:9063 Sierra Wireless, Inc. 
Bus 001 Device 028: ID 09da:f613 A4Tech Co., Ltd. 
Bus 001 Device 031: ID 0fce:51ba Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
0

Which display manager are you using? I'm using gdm with f30, and when I run

ps aux | grep pulse 

I see

gdm       1546  0.0  0.0 976388 12120 ?        Ssl  May07   0:00 /usr/bin/pulseaudio --daemonize=no
me        2271  3.0  0.0 2166196 15396 ?       S<sl May07  73:35 /usr/bin/pulseaudio --daemonize=no

Looks like gdm might have a hand in setting up pulse audio. Could try switching to gdm. I think the default display manager is lightdm? There are a boat load of dependencies that will likely come with gdm. Not 100% sure, since I already had the gnome desktop group installed, but it doesn't seem to have any effect on how xfce behaves.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.