Ubuntu - pulseaudio log messages

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    There are no problems with audio/video but the user logs show this type of message regularly:- pulseaudio[1836]: ratelimit.c: 7 events suppressed
    I have this in both Lucid and Karmic and have no idea what it all means. Maybe another bug that can be ignored ?
     
  2. linuxforall

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    I get them too, so do others, there are programs like Skype which use Pulse but they have bugs of their own, these tend to generate this entries more than others.
     
  3. chronomatic

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    I get them all the time. Sometimes I will see 500 messages suppressed, etc.. Also, PA wont play my system sounds.

    I actually hate PA but I stick to it because I have a couple of programs that need it. I suggest you try out OSS -- it is wonderful and never gives error messages, never blinks, never cuts out, etc. It replaces ALSA and PA and comes with its own mixer. It just works.

    Again the only reason I use PA is because I have one or two programs that wont work with OSS. Otherwise i would dump PA and ALSA for OSS again. It is 1000 times better and never gives error messages. It's a shame a few programs wont work with it. (for me those two programs are GTK-record-my-desktop and projectM).
     
  4. linuxforall

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    Also if you use Pidgin and install OSS, make sure to disable sounds in the former as it would lock up the kernel otherwise.
     
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    Never been a problem for me.
     
  6. linuxforall

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    You mean to say you don't get hardlock when there is a sound event in Pidgin?
     
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    Strange, since I installed padevchooser the message shows up only once when I first play an audio or video file. Subsequent playing no longer generates these messages.
     
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    Good tip, will give that a try, btw, massive Ubuntu update including new kernel, gedit, nautilus and more yesterday, it was around 70mb.
     
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    No massive update here yet. Yesterday nvidia current/common, today synaptic update manager ..
     
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    Strange, check update manager again, maybe the time difference but I got 2.6.32.22 running here.
     
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    That's the kernel I also have - got it 2 or 3 days ago. :)
     
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    Ha ha ha it seems I am the one who is behind.
     
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