Linux Mint 20. The sound fell off. [pulseaudio] : Daemon already running.

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Linux Mint 20. The sound fell off. [pulseaudio] : Daemon already running.

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Linux Mint 20 Mate.
After the first update, the sound drops off.

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~$ pulseaudio
E: [pulseaudio] pid.c: Daemon already running.
E: [pulseaudio] main.c: An error occurred during execution pa_pid_file_create().
I have already reinstalled the system three times.
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Re: Linux Mint 20 : [pulseaudio] : Daemon already running.

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Some details might be useful.

Is sound working?

Where are you seeing that message?

You make it look like you're typing pulseaudio at the command prompt, but pulseaudio starts automatically, so doing that should cause that message.

Assuming your sound doesn't work, run this command and paste the output:

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curl https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/pulseaudio/pulseaudio/raw/master/src/utils/pa-info?inline=false | bash | nc termbin.com 9999

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Re: Linux Mint 20 : [pulseaudio] : Daemon already running.

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~$ curl https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/pulseaudio/pulseaudio/raw/master/src/utils/pa-info?inline=false | bash | nc termbin.com 9999
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
  0     0    0     0    0     0      0      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--     0     0    0     0    0     0      0      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--   100  2039  100  2039    0     0   3176      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--  3176
https://termbin.com/hbhz

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~$ inxi -Fxxxrz
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 82801JI HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:3a3e 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.0-39-generic 

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Re: Linux Mint 20. The sound fell off. [pulseaudio] : Daemon already running.

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The reason is in the new package pulseaudio _13.99.1-1ubuntu3.3
I deleted it and the sound appeared :!: .

How to install the previous version that needs dependencies?

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Re: Linux Mint 20. The sound fell off. [pulseaudio] : Daemon already running.

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Install and run Pulseaudio Volume Control. Change the Profile on the Configuration tab. Right now, it's set to output:iec958-stereo, or Цифровой стерео

I'm assuming you want Analog Stereo Duplex, or Аналоговый стерео дуплекс. Or maybe one of the Surround Sound options such as Аналоговый объёмный 5.1 выход + Аналоговый стерео вход

There does seem to be a little weirdness in your output, and it might be fixed with this:

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apt install --reinstall alsa-base alsa-utils pulseaudio linux-sound-base libasound2
And also delete the files in /home/YourUserName/.config/pulse, then run pulseaudio -k in the terminal just for good measure.

I believe there are too many dependency issues with trying to install an older version of PulseAudio. The entire sound base has changed since Mint 19.x, with a lot of cross dependencies with ALSA and the kernel.

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Re: Linux Mint 20. The sound fell off. [pulseaudio] : Daemon already running.

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MrEen wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:01 pm
Install and run Pulseaudio Volume Control. Change the Profile on the Configuration tab. Right now, it's set to output:iec958-stereo, or Цифровой стерео

I'm assuming you want Analog Stereo Duplex, or Аналоговый стерео дуплекс. Or maybe one of the Surround Sound options such as Аналоговый объёмный 5.1 выход + Аналоговый стерео вход

There does seem to be a little weirdness in your output, and it might be fixed with this:

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apt install --reinstall alsa-base alsa-utils pulseaudio linux-sound-base libasound2
And also delete the files in /home/YourUserName/.config/pulse, then run pulseaudio -k in the terminal just for good measure.
This does not work with pulseaudio_13.99.1-1ubuntu3.3, there are no selection options in the menu.
Solution: installed next to the N2 LM20 and the update for pulseaudio to 13.99.1-1ubuntu3.3 is disabled.

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