Pulse Has Decided to Stop Working
 

Pulse Has Decided to Stop Working

 
Hello, I’m running 16.04. This system has run essentially flawlessly for years. Yesterday pulseaudio decided it was going to stop working. I’ve made no changes.

Here is the syslog output

Code:

Oct  1 08:12:53 dk systemd[1485]: Stopped Sound Service.Oct  1 08:13:16 dk systemd[1485]: Starting Sound Service...
Oct  1 08:13:16 dk rtkit-daemon[1921]: Successfully made thread 4403 of process 4403 (n/a) owned by '1000' high priority at nice level -11.
Oct  1 08:13:16 dk rtkit-daemon[1921]: Supervising 5 threads of 2 processes of 1 users.
Oct  1 08:13:16 dk pulseaudio[4403]: E: [pulseaudio] pid.c: Daemon already running.
Oct  1 08:13:16 dk pulseaudio[4403]: E: [pulseaudio] main.c: pa_pid_file_create() failed.
Oct  1 08:13:16 dk systemd[1485]: pulseaudio.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
Oct  1 08:13:16 dk systemd[1485]: Failed to start Sound Service.
Oct  1 08:13:16 dk systemd[1485]: pulseaudio.service: Unit entered failed state.
Oct  1 08:13:16 dk systemd[1485]: pulseaudio.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Oct  1 08:13:16 dk systemd[1485]: pulseaudio.service: Service hold-off time over, scheduling restart.
Oct  1 08:13:16 dk systemd[1485]: Stopped Sound Service.
Oct  1 08:13:16 dk systemd[1485]: Starting Sound Service...
Oct  1 08:13:16 dk rtkit-daemon[1921]: Successfully made thread 4407 of process 4407 (n/a) owned by '1000' high priority at nice level -11.
Oct  1 08:13:16 dk rtkit-daemon[1921]: Supervising 5 threads of 2 processes of 1 users.
Oct  1 08:13:16 dk pulseaudio[4407]: E: [pulseaudio] pid.c: Daemon already running.
Oct  1 08:13:16 dk pulseaudio[4407]: E: [pulseaudio] main.c: pa_pid_file_create() failed.
Oct  1 08:13:16 dk systemd[1485]: pulseaudio.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
Oct  1 08:13:16 dk systemd[1485]: Failed to start Sound Service.
Oct  1 08:13:16 dk systemd[1485]: pulseaudio.service: Unit entered failed state.
Oct  1 08:13:16 dk systemd[1485]: pulseaudio.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Oct  1 08:13:16 dk systemd[1485]: pulseaudio.service: Service hold-off time over, scheduling restart.
Oct  1 08:13:16 dk systemd[1485]: Stopped Sound Service.
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk systemd[1485]: Starting Sound Service...
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk rtkit-daemon[1921]: Successfully made thread 4410 of process 4410 (n/a) owned by '1000' high priority at nice level -11.
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk rtkit-daemon[1921]: Supervising 5 threads of 2 processes of 1 users.
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk pulseaudio[4410]: E: [pulseaudio] pid.c: Daemon already running.
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk pulseaudio[4410]: E: [pulseaudio] main.c: pa_pid_file_create() failed.
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk systemd[1485]: pulseaudio.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk systemd[1485]: Failed to start Sound Service.
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk systemd[1485]: pulseaudio.service: Unit entered failed state.
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk systemd[1485]: pulseaudio.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk systemd[1485]: pulseaudio.service: Service hold-off time over, scheduling restart.
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk systemd[1485]: Stopped Sound Service.
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk systemd[1485]: Starting Sound Service...
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk rtkit-daemon[1921]: Successfully made thread 4412 of process 4412 (n/a) owned by '1000' high priority at nice level -11.
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk rtkit-daemon[1921]: Supervising 5 threads of 2 processes of 1 users.
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk pulseaudio[4412]: E: [pulseaudio] pid.c: Daemon already running.
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk pulseaudio[4412]: E: [pulseaudio] main.c: pa_pid_file_create() failed.
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk systemd[1485]: pulseaudio.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk systemd[1485]: Failed to start Sound Service.
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk systemd[1485]: pulseaudio.service: Unit entered failed state.
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk systemd[1485]: pulseaudio.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk systemd[1485]: pulseaudio.service: Service hold-off time over, scheduling restart.
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk systemd[1485]: Stopped Sound Service.
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk systemd[1485]: Starting Sound Service...
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk rtkit-daemon[1921]: Successfully made thread 4414 of process 4414 (n/a) owned by '1000' high priority at nice level -11.
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk rtkit-daemon[1921]: Supervising 5 threads of 2 processes of 1 users.
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk pulseaudio[4414]: E: [pulseaudio] pid.c: Daemon already running.
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk pulseaudio[4414]: E: [pulseaudio] main.c: pa_pid_file_create() failed.
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk systemd[1485]: pulseaudio.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk systemd[1485]: Failed to start Sound Service.
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk systemd[1485]: pulseaudio.service: Unit entered failed state.
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk systemd[1485]: pulseaudio.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk systemd[1485]: pulseaudio.service: Service hold-off time over, scheduling restart.
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk systemd[1485]: Stopped Sound Service.
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk systemd[1485]: pulseaudio.service: Start request repeated too quickly.
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk systemd[1485]: Failed to start Sound Service.
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk systemd[1485]: pulseaudio.service: Unit entered failed state.
Oct  1 08:13:17 dk systemd[1485]: pulseaudio.service: Failed with result 'start-limit-hit'.


I’ve already purged and reinstalled pulseaudio. It seemed to work yesterday but this morning, after boot up, I’m having the same issue.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

 

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