> You might have disabled the Airport in PA Vol Control.
I may have, but I'm not sure how to tell... If I start
PA Val Control, and click on the Output Devices tab,
only my "Built-in Audio Analog Stereo" sound card shows
up. I clicked on the other tabs (Playback, Recording,
Input Devices, and Configuration) and didn't see anything
related to my Airport Express. This included looking
at all the Profiles under the Configuration tab. No matter
what Profile I select, the Output Devices still show only
my "Built-in Audio Analog Stereo" sound card.
> Are the options still available in PAprefs?
> If not then check the link is still present that you
> had to edit.
The link is there:
/usr/lib/pulse-0.9 -> pulse-2.0/
The paprefs options are still all available and selectable.
I tried deselecting the "Make discoverable Apple AirTunes
devices available locally" option and rebooted. I then
started paprefs and selected the Apple AirTunes option and
rebooted. Nothing changed; I still only see my sound
> PAM .... check the Server Info page ... ensure it is connected
> (bottom of page)
Yes it is connected. However, looking at the PAM Modules tab,
I did not see module-zeroconf-discover. It seems like it should
be listed. So I tried editing /etc/pulse/default.pa and added
to the end of default.pa, and rebooted. I ran PAM again, and in
the Modules tab, it then showed module-zeroconf-discover.
But I still couldn't find my Airport Express anywhere.
> Is Zeroconf/Avahi running?
I checked Configure Your Computer -> System -> Manage System Services..
and it shows avahi-daemon starts on boot and is running.
ps -ef | grep avahi shows
avahi 3096 1 0 17:52 ? 00:00:00 avahi-daemon: running [laptop.local]
avahi 3097 3096 0 17:52 ? 00:00:00 avahi-daemon: chroot helper
I don't think it matters, but I'm just reporting, my PCs and Airport Express all
have static IP address on my LAN. I tried temporarily changing my connection
to DHCP and rebooted, and nothing changed. The IP address of my Airport Express
Did some googling, and eventually did this:
avahi-browse -a -r -t
and (filtering out the non-Airport entries) got this result:
wlan0 IPv4 PaulStereo Apple AirPort local
hostname = [PaulStereo.local]
address = [169.254.1.28]
port = 
txt = ["waMA=F0-B4-79-03-EF-BC,raMA=F0-B4-79-03-EF-BD,raSt=3,raNA=0,syDs=Apple Base St
Note the "address" is 169.254.1.28; I have no idea how that is possible.
My printer, desktop, and laptop are also all found by avahi-browse, and they
all report the IP address as I would expect, in the 192.168.x.x range.
I started googling 169.254.x.x and airport express and found several posts,
so I'm not alone. In short, I think the problem is that avahi is reporting
an incorrect IP address to pulseaudio, but I'm not sure of that, and I haven't
yet figured out how to get the correct IP address of my APEX to pulseaudio.
here's an example post: http://www.imaginaryrobots.net/blog/2012/05/05/136/
that states it's possible that the airport express is not configured correctly.
I need to borrow my sister's Macbook so I can reconfigure it as I only run
Linux. So I'm currently waiting, and thinking, and learning.
If I learn anything else I will post it. If anyone has a suggestion, I'll try it.