I installed pulseaudio-equalizer but it’s not starting on boot (ladspa sink not available). There is the necessary part in default.pa though (so “pulseaudio-equalizer enable-config” is not the solution)
When booted up I can “pulseaudio-equalizer enable” and from the output I see that it is first disabled and then re-enabled and then it works. So I tried putting that command in my profile, even with a sleep, but it doesnt work.
I think this is the interesting part:
$ journalctl --user-unit=pulseaudio Jul 24 10:51:07 xbase systemd: Starting Sound Service... Jul 24 10:51:08 xbase pulseaudio: Master sink not found. Jul 24 10:51:08 xbase pulseaudio: Failed to load module "module-ladspa-sink" (argument: "sink_name=ladspa_output.mbeq_1197.mbeq sink_master=alsa_output.pci-0000_07_04.0.analog-stereo plugin=mbeq_1197 label=mbeq control=-13.4,-11.4,0.0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0"): initialization failed. Jul 24 10:51:08 xbase pulseaudio: Sink ladspa_output.mbeq_1197.mbeq does not exist. Jul 24 10:51:08 xbase pulseaudio: No sink found by this name or index. Jul 24 10:51:08 xbase systemd: Started Sound Service.
it looks like my master sink is just not available yet when the equalizer initializes. Maybe this is caused by hardware? my soundcard (asus xonar dx) has this weird habit of doing a physical “click” sound before playing its first sound, like it’s turning itself on. nonetheless the sink is available prior to that so it’s probably unrelated.
How would I initialize this so that it works?