pulseeffects 4.7.2-1 kills audio and locks PC after updates

After updating the following packages (with pacman -Syu) running pulseeffects now kills all audio and then locks PC up after a few minutes. I need to do restart to get audio working again.
Running pulseaudio -k && pulseaudio -D doesn't work.
Everything worked fine before these updates. Can anybody help please ?

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Yes. Remove the list of updated packages and replace it with the information that the issue occured after the last stable update.
You might add what you have done in terms of investigating your issue so far and include the results.

I have re-wound my (root) system using partimage backup made on 13-02-02 and rebooted and pulseeffects works fine now. The problem has occured because of one of the packages listed. I pacman -Syu daily. The list is of everything I updated yesterday. I use pulseeffects daily when I watch TV.
I have tried restarting pulse but that fails to bring audio back.
The spectrum view at the top of pulseeffects is locked.
I have deleted everything in ~/.cache/gstreamer-1.0
I have also built pulseeffects-git from arch aur and installed but that causes pc to lock as well after a few minutes.

Please advise what info/reports/commands to run/post. Bit difficult when pc locks though !

Did you reboot after applying the updates?

Yes I did reboot.
Just been looking at pulseeffects dependancies.
Has to be one of these updates that's causing problems
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I will try and update one-by-one tommorow to narrow it down.

it never works well with a systemd OS

to check pulseaudio systemd service and socket
systemctl --user status pulseaudio.service pulseaudio.socket

to restart
systemctl --user restart pulseaudio

reboot will also restart Pulseaudio correctly using script '/usr/bin/start-pulseaudio-x11'

a full list of packages is posted with each update announcement anyway
posting list here will just put people off bothering to read further

useful information would be about system - inxi -Fxxxz
and pulseaudio status (as above)
most important information is any terminal responses from pulseeffects

I have installed the packages in question one by one today and everything seems to work fine now. I am getting some errors running pulseeffects from the terminal.

[tim@timpc ~]$ pulseeffects
error: /usr/lib/lv2/lsp-plugins.lv2/spectrum_analyzer_x1.ttl:278:2: missing ';' or '.'
error: /usr/lib/lv2/lsp-plugins.lv2/spectrum_analyzer_x1.ttl:278:2: expected ]', not l'
lilv_world_load_file(): error: Error loading file file:///usr/lib/lv2/lsp-plugins.lv2/spectrum_analyzer_x1.ttl' error: failed to expand CURIE xsd:float'

(gst-plugin-scanner:1890): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: 14:55:05.590: g_param_spec_int: assertion 'default_value >= minimum && default_value <= maximum' failed

(gst-plugin-scanner:1890): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: 14:55:05.590: validate_pspec_to_install: assertion 'G_IS_PARAM_SPEC (pspec)' failed

(gst-plugin-scanner:1890): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: 14:55:05.591: g_param_spec_int: assertion 'default_value >= minimum && default_value <= maximum' failed

(gst-plugin-scanner:1890): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: 14:55:05.591: validate_pspec_to_install: assertion 'G_IS_PARAM_SPEC (pspec)' failed

(gst-plugin-scanner:1890): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: 14:55:05.592: g_param_spec_int: assertion 'default_value >= minimum && default_value <= maximum' failed

(gst-plugin-scanner:1890): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: 14:55:05.592: validate_pspec_to_install: assertion 'G_IS_PARAM_SPEC (pspec)' failed

(gst-plugin-scanner:1890): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: 14:55:05.592: g_param_spec_int: assertion 'default_value >= minimum && default_value <= maximum' failed

(gst-plugin-scanner:1890): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: 14:55:05.592: validate_pspec_to_install: assertion 'G_IS_PARAM_SPEC (pspec)' failed

Try to compile and install pulseeffects-git from AUR. New PulseEffects update needs lsp-plugins 1.1.14-1 and boost-libs 1.72.0-1. Maybe that's something wrong in Manjaro packages, I don't see boost-libs in the list you posted.

Edit, if you have errors related to lsp-plugins, maybe you forgot to install lsp-plugins? It's weird because lsp-plugins should be a mandatory dependency.

i do not use pulseeffects or 'spectrum_analyzer_x1' plugin
but i do use other lsp-plugins in JACK and they all seem ok after update

the plugin loads and works in carla ok, but has similar errors:

error: /usr/lib/lv2/lsp-plugins.lv2/spectrum_analyzer_x1.ttl:278:2: missing ';' or '.'
WARNING - Broken plugin parameter 'Channel': min >= max

i had a look at the code around line 278 and worked out a couple of edits:

  1. sudo nano -l +277 /usr/lib/lv2/lsp-plugins.lv2/spectrum_analyzer_x1.ttl
    go to end of line 277 and add a semicolon ';'
                lv2:scalePoint [ rdfs:label "0"; rdf:value 0 ] ;
  1. go to line 279 and change 'maximum 0' to maximum 1'
                lv2:maximum 1 ;

no more errors in carla log

Thanks for your code corrections nikgnomic, maybe you could pass this information on to the developer. As the errors aren't stopping pulseeffects from working I'm gonna leave the code alone as it is a bit of a complex task to amend and rebuild the source code for me.
digitalone, if you read my earlier post I have tried the aur git package.

All working fine now, so I guess this is just one of those system glitches upon upgrading we get now and then. Thanks for your help.

i tried to contact the lsp-plugins developers via the website but the feedback form is not working!
i can probably get a message to one of them by another route

no need to rebuild anything. the two text edits are enough to clear the error and warning

I think the edits will also clear the other error messages for 'gst-plugin-scanner'
someone with pulseeffects may be able to confirm on that later

I found one of the lsp-plugins developers on the Ardour forum
bug had already been found and new version v1.1.5 released

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