Yesterday I updated my system as soon as I got notified about updates. I’m using Manjaro i3 and until now everything worked without any problems (I performed clean install of it in the beginning of May). Until this update I already installed all other updates, so there was nothing in the queue until that moment.
So basically I just updated the system and after some time shutdown computer. Today when I powered it on I noticed that sound indicator (pa-applet) does not display icon, but only some free space is allocated for it in the system indicator bar. After some time I figured out that I don’t have sound and started digging into the problem. The first thing to try out was what happens if I kill pulseaudio and start it again - in that case everything worked fine, but after reboot the same problem appeared back. Then I tried to remove local config (~/.config/pulse), but it wasn’t of any help. Lastly I checked system logs with
journalctl and found out that
rtkit-daemon is starting
pulseaudio before my i3 config starts it. The second one was always exiting with error code since it came up after
pulseaudio was already started.
So the fix was to comment out custom start of
pulseaudio in my i3 config and now everything seems to work as expected. After some reading I’ve concluded that this is probably not the intended way of starting
pulseaudio since it should be started by DE (or in my case WM). What should I do now - leave it as is or do you maybe have any opinion on how to fix this thing in the proper way?
Thanks in advance,