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inxi -S System: Host: Labonline Kernel: 4.4.0-98-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: MATE 1.12.0 Distro: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa
I need to be coddled a bit.
Have been using Palemoon for quite sometime but thought I would try out the newly patched FF 57.0.4
There is no sound from youtube videos and a FF banner reports I may need to install Pulse software. I checked Synaptic--pulseaudio and it's default libraries are installed and there are no broken packages anywhere.
Palemoon audio is normal, as well as all local audio.
I went to open pavucontrol and got 'Fatal Error-failed to connect to pulse audio' message.
Looking at the process list in the System Monitor I found pulseaudio is indeed not listed.
What is listed in the processes is now the main concern.
There are 25 instances of bioset
6 instances of getty
8 instances of ksoftirqd
50 instances of kworker
8 instances of migration
7 instances of scsi_eh
7 instances of scsi_tmp
all these are sleeping.
Does anyone recognize what would trigger all these processes?
I'm not sure how or when this all happened.
Troubleshooting the FF sound:
I have reinstalled pulseaudio & pavucontrol.
also renamed ~.mozilla without joy
pulse audio is enabled in the startup applications.
Any ideas regarding this mess?
Other than the pulse issue everything seems to be operating normally--but ugh! all those processes