Bug#586657: all clients fail with a connection refused altough the pulseaudio daemon IS running

Sjoerd Simons sjoerd at luon.net
Sun Jun 27 16:18:27 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 02:24:37PM +0200, folkert wrote:
> Package: pulseaudio
> Version: 0.9.21-1
> Severity: normal
> All pulseaudio clients give a connection error.
> E.g.:
> folkert at timelord:~$ /usr/bin/pactl stat
> Connection failure: Connection refused
> pa_context_connect() failed: Connection refused
> The daemon IS started:
> folkert at timelord:~$ ps -deaf | grep pulse
> pulse    13790     1  0 14:20 ?        00:00:00 /usr/bin/pulseaudio --system --daemonize --high-priority --log-target=syslog --disallow-module-loading=0

Any reason you're running pulseaudio system wide, that's not the recommended
way ?

I suspect you didn't add yourself to the pulse-access group? Can you confirm
whether my suspcision is right or that something else is going on ?

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