update: after installing pavucontrol and trying to use it I get a connection refused error.Same thing I get when trying to play a song with clementine.
PA is installed and enabled, BUT it is not functioning.
My suggestion now is to rename the .asoundrc with the non-PA entries, reboot (maybe log out and in would do), and check if PA is functioning by launching PA Vol Ctrl again.
If PA is still not functioning, there are a couple of things to try to get it working properly ....
1. http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php/topic,108896.0.html ..... an .asoundrc file for PA
test, and if PA still not working
2. http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php/topic,105480.msg922606.html#msg922606 .... try the change with rpm.new in this post
Here is the output from the pactl stat command and the pulseaudio --use-pid-file=false:
[root@localhost /]# pactl stat
Currently in use: 8 blocks containing 148.3 KiB bytes total.
Allocated during whole lifetime: 111706 blocks containing 305.7 MiB bytes total.
Sample cache size: 0 B
Server String: unix:/root/tmp/pulse-7VI5uG1yhc3u/native
Library Protocol Version: 27
Server Protocol Version: 27
Is Local: yes
Client Index: 28
Tile Size: 65496
User Name: root
Host Name: localhost.localdomain
Server Name: pulseaudio
Server Version: 3.0-1pclos2013
Default Sample Specification: s16le 2ch 44100Hz
Default Channel Map: front-left,front-right
Default Sink: alsa_output.pci-0000_00_05.0.analog-surround-51
Default Source: alsa_input.pci-0000_00_05.0.analog-stereo
[root@localhost /]# pulseaudio --use-pid-file=false
W: [pulseaudio] main.c: This program is not intended to be run as root (unless --system is specified).
E: [pulseaudio] socket-server.c: bind(): Address already in use
E: [pulseaudio] module.c: Failed to load module "module-esound-protocol-unix" (argument: ""): initialization failed.
E: [pulseaudio] main.c: Module load failed.
E: [pulseaudio] main.c: Failed to initialize daemon.
I redid the .asoundrc file but did not seem to help.
Number two however did prove to be apiece of the puzzle.With regards to the two files you mentioned, /etc/pulse/default.pa and
/etc/sysconfig/pulseaudio, the first was blank and the second was
ok.using the content of the rpm.new version I pasted it to the default.pa file and rebooted.
Still no sound other than notifications and browser and no pavolume control.
I went back to synaptic to search for something missing in pulse audio and found these:
Installed the following packages:
Now I have a working pulse audio!
I still have no sound from the two music players,clementine and amorak.They do not give me error messages when the play button is pressed
however as they did previosley.amorak "plays" silently and clementine throws up a notifier saying it is stopped as soon as it starts playing a file.