Pulse Audio daemon

Where do I find this? My vids on my portable HD keep lagging and stopping and a box came up saying to update this.

The updates should be handled by Update Manager. If it says there aren’t any, then there aren’t any updates :stuck_out_tongue:

I had a look in the synaptic package manager- found daemon there, ticked to update, seems there’s quite a few packages coming with it that need to be updated…

If you’re in Synaptic, that means it wasn’t installed at all previously :-
In which case, it will pull quite a few dependencies in, mostly libraries that sit around in the background though so you don’t really need to worry too much.

Has it fixed the issue? I’m slightly sceptical that it’d be that easy…

Oh dear … did you just install a package called “daemon” ?

Which distro are we talking about here ?

Peppermint 3- why is there something to worry about?!

Chemicalfan- it is was the individual video itself that seemed to be the problem as it keeps stopping, but all the others seem to be fine. A right nuisance as I wanted to see how Captain Archer defeats the Borg!

Kinda … you didn’t need or want the “daemon” package

Can you post thee output from:

dpkg -l | grep pulse


ps aux | grep [p]ulseaudio

melissa@melissa-HP-Compaq-nx6325-RH628ES-ABU ~ $ dpkg -l | grep pulse
ii gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio 0.10.31-1ubuntu1.2 GStreamer plugin for PulseAudio
ii libcanberra-pulse 0.28-3ubuntu3 PulseAudio backend for libcanberra
ii libpulse-mainloop-glib0 1:1.1-0ubuntu15.4 PulseAudio client libraries (glib support)
ii libpulse0 1:1.1-0ubuntu15.4 PulseAudio client libraries
ii libpulsedsp 1:1.1-0ubuntu15.4 PulseAudio OSS pre-load library
ii pulseaudio 1:1.1-0ubuntu15.4 PulseAudio sound server
ii pulseaudio-module-x11 1:1.1-0ubuntu15.4 X11 module for PulseAudio sound server
ii pulseaudio-utils 1:1.1-0ubuntu15.4 Command line tools for the PulseAudio sound server
ii vlc-plugin-pulse 2.0.8-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 PulseAudio plugin for VLC
melissa@melissa-HP-Compaq-nx6325-RH628ES-ABU ~ $ ps aux | grep [p]ulseaudio
melissa 1927 2.4 0.5 165004 3712 ? S<l 18:16 3:32 /usr/bin/pulseaudio --start --log-target=syslog
melissa@melissa-HP-Compaq-nx6325-RH628ES-ABU ~ $

pulseaudio is already installed and running.

You might now want to remove the “daemon” package and autoremove any orphaned dependencies:

sudo apt-get remove daemon


sudo apt-get autoremove

You can ignore the message that told you to install the pulseaudio daemon and check it’s running … IT IS.

Thanks Mark- think it is done.