[Testing Update] 2018-06-25 - Mesa, Openbox, QT, Gitlab, Timeshift, PacUI

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#1

Hi community,

Welcome to another testing update. So what do we have with this one?

  • [mesa] fix crashes with illegal instruction vmovq on CPUs without AVX support
  • updated our openbox profiles
  • fixed scrolling with touchpads in QT 5.11
  • updated gitlab, timeshift and pacui

We hope with all these changes Manjaro to be more efficient for you all.


If you are curious about the latest state of development for the upcoming Manjaro-Illyria 18.0 release, you now have the opportunity to download a beta-build of Manjaro-Xfce 18.0 including the latest xfce-gtk3 packages aswell as our most recent styling efforts:


Latest information about the intel-cpu-bug risk and our efforts can be found here.


Current supported Kernels

  • linux316 3.16.57
  • linux318 3.18.113 [EOL]
  • linux41 4.1.52 [EOL]
  • linux44 4.4.138
  • linux49 4.9.109
  • linux414 4.14.51
  • linux415 4.15.18 [EOL]
  • linux416 4.16.17
  • linux417 4.17.2
  • linux418 4.18-rc1
  • linux414-rt 4.14.40_rt30
  • linux416-rt 4.16.15_rt7

Package Updates (Mon Jun 25 07:53:42 CEST 2018)

Sync Packages

  • testing multilib x86_64: 5 new and 5 removed package(s)
  • testing extra x86_64: 5 new and 5 removed package(s)
  • testing community x86_64: 12 new and 11 removed package

Overlay Packages

  • testing community x86_64: 5 new and 4 removed package(s)
:: Different overlay package(s) in repository community x86_64

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                             PACKAGE           2018-06-24           2018-06-25
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        manjaro-openbox-basic-config             1.18.1-2             1.18.2-1
              manjaro-openbox-config             1.18.1-2             1.18.2-1
                               pacui             1.10.2-1             1.10.3-1
                           timeshift              v18.4-1             18.6.1-1
      manjaro-openbox-minimal-config                    -             1.18.2-1


:: Different sync package(s) in repository community x86_64

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                             PACKAGE           2018-06-24           2018-06-25
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                             caprine             2.14.2-1             2.15.0-1
                          displaycal            3.5.3.0-1            3.6.0.0-1
                       dwarffortress            0.44.10-1            0.44.11-1
                             fractal             3.29.0-1             3.29.1-1
                              gitlab             10.8.4-1             11.0.0-1
                       gitlab-gitaly            0.106.0-1            0.108.0-1
                       gitlab-runner             10.8.0-2             11.0.0-1
                               pynac             0.7.21-2             0.7.22-1
                 rocksndiamonds-data            4.0.0.2-1            4.1.0.0-1
                   ruby-power_assert              1.1.2-1              1.1.3-1
                           seamonkey             2.49.2-1             2.49.3-1
                        matterbridge                    -             1.11.0-1


:: Different sync package(s) in repository extra x86_64

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                             PACKAGE           2018-06-24           2018-06-25
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              cantor            18.04.2-2            18.04.2-3
                             ethtool             1:4.16-1             1:4.17-1
                       qt5-webengine             5.11.1-1             5.11.1-2
                    source-highlight             3.1.8-15             3.1.8-16
                              strace               4.21-1               4.23-1


:: Different sync package(s) in repository multilib x86_64

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                             PACKAGE           2018-06-24           2018-06-25
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             lib32-libva-mesa-driver             18.1.2-1             18.1.2-2
                          lib32-mesa             18.1.2-1             18.1.2-2
                    lib32-mesa-vdpau             18.1.2-1             18.1.2-2
                  lib32-vulkan-intel             18.1.2-1             18.1.2-2
                 lib32-vulkan-radeon             18.1.2-1             18.1.2-2
  • No issue, everything went smoothly
  • Yes there was an issue. I was able to resolve it myself.(Please post your solution)
  • Yes i am currently experiencing an issue due to the update. (Please post about it)

0 voters

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Ready for Stable ?!?

  • We are ready to move this to our stable branch
  • I still see some issues (post about them)

0 voters


#2

Known issues and solutions

This is a wiki post; please edit as necessary.
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Pulseaudio changes

With this update we have a /etc/pulse/default.pa.pacnew. It may be necessary to merge (some lines related to “GSettings” in /etc/pulse/default.pa ) if ‘default.pa’ has been customised.

File conflict engrampa.tap

thunar-archive-plugin: /usr/lib/xfce4/thunar-archive-plugin/engrampa.tap exists in filesystem (owned by engrampa-thunar-plugin)

thunar-archive-plugin has added native support for the Engrampa archive manager. engrampa-thunar-plugin is no longer needed. Remove engrampa-thunar-plugin to continue with the update.


Items from previous update sets

Kernel 4.9 issues

Seems on rare conditions you may face a faulty boot with linux49. It results in messages similar like this: <module> likely not compiled with -mcmodel=kernel. Also you will land in the emergency console.

We recommend to install at least another kernel as backup. You may follow this post to recover. v4.9.107-2 is known to be working.


:: alpm-octopi-utils: installing “pacman” (5.1.0-2) breaks the dependency with «pacman <5.1»

Make sure your mirrors are up-to-date. All package management tools should be compatible with pacman 5.1


:: ffmpeg2.8: installing x265 (2.8-1) breaks dependency ‘libx265.so=151-64’

ffmpeg2.8 is no longer in the repos. Remove it, and if you need it, rebuild/reinstall it from the AUR.


gcc54 and gcc5 are in conflict

For those using CUDA, if this error comes up, run the update from terminal
sudo pacman -Syyu
and type YES to replace gcc5 with gcc54


Extension “Workspace to Dock” is bugged

Be careful like there is a bug if you use the Extension “Workspace to Dock”. You need to update/install this version in ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/ for not have desktop freeze after reboot : https://github.com/passingthru67/workspaces-to-dock/archive/master.zip

Thanks for nabd who have solved this issue : [Testing Update] 2018-05-11 - Kernels, GCC8, Gnome 3.28.2, Cinnamon, KDE Apps 18.04.1, LibreOffice


I see a lot of pacnew files

Well, there is no manual intervention needed for pacnew files coming from filesystem package. The best thing you can do is, do nothing.

Never, ever, ever, ever, ever merge the pacnew file for /etc/{passwd,shadow,gshadow,group}, unless you want to make the new comments match aesthetically with your in-use user accounts database. The only practical difference that merging can ever cause is to accidentally delete users or mangle the whole file’s syntax and render your computer maybe unbootable.

More advice in this regard you may find here.


Nvidia drivers and Fermi support

With the current Nvidia driver release v396.24, support for the old Fermi cards got dropped. Please switch either over to Nouveau driver or downgrade to v390xx driver series.

Bumblebee users follow:

sudo mhwd -r pci video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-bumblebee
sudo mhwd -i pci video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-390xx-bumblebee

Normal users follow:

sudo mhwd -r pci video-nvidia
sudo mhwd -i pci video-nvidia-390xx

To switch to opensource drivers do:

sudo mhwd -r pci video-nvidia
sudo mhwd -i pci video-linux


Changes made to Glibc

The new version of glibc removes support for NIS and NIS+. The default /etc/nsswitch.conf file provided by filesystem package already reflects this change. Please make sure to merge pacnew file if it exists prior to upgrade.

NIS functionality can still be enabled by installing libnss_nis package. There is no replacement for NIS+ in the official repositories.


Changes made to PAM

pam 1.3.0-2 no longer ships pam_unix2 module and pam_unix_*.so compatibility symlinks. Before upgrading, review PAM configuration files in the /etc/pam.d directory and replace removed modules with pam_unix.so. Users of pam_unix2 should also reset their passwords after such change. Defaults provided by pambase package do not need any modifications.

Check grep -rn 'pam_unix[2_]' /etc/pam.d, if no output, you need to do nothing.


Samba units renamed

Note: In samba 4.8.0-1, the units were renamed from smbd.service and nmbd.service to smb.service and nmb.service.

To provide basic file sharing through SMB start/enable smb.service and/or nmb.service services. See the smbd(8) and nmbd(8) man pages for details, as the nmb.service service may not always be required.


Directory permissions differ

Directory permissions differ on /var/lib/samba/private/
filesystem: 755 package: 700

sudo chmod 700 /var/lib/samba/private/


Samba - Error 255: net usershare add: cannot convert name “Everyone” to a SID.

Currently there seems to be an issue when using group = sambashare with Samba 4.8.1-1, which is used by default in thesmb.conf provided by Manjaro. Changing it to group = +sambashare or force group = +sambashare resolves this. However, we might fill out a bug report, to see why that is currently needed.

Commenting/removing group = sambashare is also a viable solution.


Long delay for starting Desktop Environment

There’s a bug which is exhausting the entropy pool. This is refilled over time through e.g. disk activity and mouse movement. You can increase the fill rate with a software solution:

sudo pacman -S haveged
sudo systemctl enable haveged
sudo systemctl start haveged

An alternative method if activating the haveged service is not something you want to do is to press the shift key 8-10 times in succession.


#3

Could this cause Pulse Audio EQ to cease working? I have pulse audio equalizer installed and active but it has no effect whatsoever on the sound.


[Stable Update] 2018-07-01 - Kernels, KDE, LibreOffice, Browsers, Mesa, Systemd, Deepin
#4

All good on XFCE :+1:


#5

At last, the problem with [mesa] an r600 is solved, almost in no time. Open source rocks, upstream rocks, Manjaro rocks. :+1:


#6

I normally run the stable branch but could not wait any longer to test new KDE, so switched for this update to testing. Everything seems to work as expected.


#7

the KDE team has just announced the new update 5.13.2 with many fixes … more in the link below
https://www.kde.org/announcements/plasma-5.13.1-5.13.2-changelog.php


#8

… and pushed to unstable


#9

Not completely. Desktop is still regressed. No Thunar custom actions, no package manager options in desktop context menu. It’s caused by 3 package updates as far as I know.

xfdesktop-4.12.4-2
thunar-1.8.0-1
thunar-archive-plugin-0.4.0-1

I think these packages should be split off into gtk3 specific versions (thunar-gtk3 already exists but the version is same as thunar).


Thunar: Issue After July 01/18 Update
#11

It also affects desktop context menu for creating and extracting archives. You posted about this before.


#13

So are you suggesting pushing broken packages downstream as long as it’s known upstream? I don’t think that’s right.


#14

It’s not broken, it just has a temporary “functionality change” that’s all :wink:

But seriously though, if it’s known of and is as minor as this then I’m not worried by it. It’ll be fixed soon enough.


#15

I just switch to testing ( for good I hope ), however I experience pulseaudio issues.
Pavucontrol is not being able to establish connection, pasink & pulseaudio-ctlis not appear to work. BUT sound is comming out of my speaker :smiley: can’t yet controll master volume with my tools, only with alsamixer

Puzzled for now, will explore the issue.

EDIT: My system switched to something else. :confused: how or why? maybe I am using alsa now :open_mouth:

Proof I've merged default.pa but that dumb cork Phone module for skype
#!/usr/bin/pulseaudio -nF
#
# This file is part of PulseAudio.
#
# PulseAudio is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
# under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by
# the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
# (at your option) any later version.
#
# PulseAudio is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
# WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
# MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU
# General Public License for more details.
#
# You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License
# along with PulseAudio; if not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.

# This startup script is used only if PulseAudio is started per-user
# (i.e. not in system mode)

.fail

### Automatically restore the volume of streams and devices
load-module module-device-restore
load-module module-stream-restore
load-module module-card-restore

### Automatically augment property information from .desktop files
### stored in /usr/share/application
load-module module-augment-properties

### Should be after module-*-restore but before module-*-detect
load-module module-switch-on-port-available

### Load audio drivers statically
### (it's probably better to not load these drivers manually, but instead
### use module-udev-detect -- see below -- for doing this automatically)
#load-module module-alsa-sink
#load-module module-alsa-source device=hw:1,0
#load-module module-oss device="/dev/dsp" sink_name=output source_name=input
#load-module module-oss-mmap device="/dev/dsp" sink_name=output source_name=input
#load-module module-null-sink
#load-module module-pipe-sink

### Automatically load driver modules depending on the hardware available
.ifexists module-udev-detect.so
load-module module-udev-detect
.else
### Use the static hardware detection module (for systems that lack udev support)
load-module module-detect
.endif

### Automatically connect sink and source if JACK server is present
.ifexists module-jackdbus-detect.so
.nofail
load-module module-jackdbus-detect channels=2
.fail
.endif

### Automatically load driver modules for Bluetooth hardware
.ifexists module-bluetooth-policy.so
load-module module-bluetooth-policy
.endif

.ifexists module-bluetooth-discover.so
load-module module-bluetooth-discover
.endif

### Load several protocols
.ifexists module-esound-protocol-unix.so
load-module module-esound-protocol-unix
.endif
load-module module-native-protocol-unix

### Network access (may be configured with paprefs, so leave this commented
### here if you plan to use paprefs)
#load-module module-esound-protocol-tcp
#load-module module-native-protocol-tcp
#load-module module-zeroconf-publish

### Load the RTP receiver module (also configured via paprefs, see above)
#load-module module-rtp-recv

### Load the RTP sender module (also configured via paprefs, see above)
#load-module module-null-sink sink_name=rtp format=s16be channels=2 rate=44100 sink_properties="device.description='RTP Multicast Sink'"
#load-module module-rtp-send source=rtp.monitor

### Load additional modules from GSettings. This can be configured with the paprefs tool.
### Please keep in mind that the modules configured by paprefs might conflict with manually
### loaded modules.
.ifexists module-gsettings.so
.nofail
load-module module-gsettings
.fail
.endif


### Automatically restore the default sink/source when changed by the user
### during runtime
### NOTE: This should be loaded as early as possible so that subsequent modules
### that look up the default sink/source get the right value
load-module module-default-device-restore

### Automatically move streams to the default sink if the sink they are
### connected to dies, similar for sources
load-module module-rescue-streams

### Make sure we always have a sink around, even if it is a null sink.
load-module module-always-sink

### Honour intended role device property
load-module module-intended-roles

### Automatically suspend sinks/sources that become idle for too long
load-module module-suspend-on-idle

### If autoexit on idle is enabled we want to make sure we only quit
### when no local session needs us anymore.
.ifexists module-console-kit.so
load-module module-console-kit
.endif
.ifexists module-systemd-login.so
load-module module-systemd-login
.endif

### Enable positioned event sounds
load-module module-position-event-sounds

### Cork music/video streams when a phone stream is active
#load-module module-role-cork

### Modules to allow autoloading of filters (such as echo cancellation)
### on demand. module-filter-heuristics tries to determine what filters
### make sense, and module-filter-apply does the heavy-lifting of
### loading modules and rerouting streams.
load-module module-filter-heuristics
load-module module-filter-apply

### Make some devices default
#set-default-sink output
#set-default-source input

#16

My system no longer seems to use Pulse audio (after cold boot), check if it’s your case as well. ( I’ve resolved the gconf gsettings in my conf as well. )


#17

Would this help?


#18

Nope, my system despite pulsaudio server running, doesn’t seems to be using it and using ALSA instead.
Killing the pulseaudio server has no effect on audio comming out of my speakers.

journalctl -b | grep pulse
Jun 27 13:07:05 DS9 dbus-daemon[458]: [system] Activating via systemd: service name='org.freedesktop.RealtimeKit1' unit='rtkit-daemon.service' requested by ':1.97' (uid=1000 pid=876 comm="pulseaudio --start ")
Jun 27 13:07:05 DS9 rtkit-daemon[877]: Successfully made thread 876 of process 876 (/usr/bin/pulseaudio) owned by '1000' high priority at nice level -11.
Jun 27 13:07:05 DS9 rtkit-daemon[877]: Successfully made thread 880 of process 876 (/usr/bin/pulseaudio) owned by '1000' RT at priority 5.
Jun 27 13:07:06 DS9 rtkit-daemon[877]: Successfully made thread 881 of process 876 (/usr/bin/pulseaudio) owned by '1000' RT at priority 5.
Jun 27 13:07:06 DS9 rtkit-daemon[877]: Successfully made thread 882 of process 876 (/usr/bin/pulseaudio) owned by '1000' RT at priority 5.
Jun 27 13:07:06 DS9 pulseaudio[876]: bind(): Address already in use
Jun 27 13:07:06 DS9 pulseaudio[876]: Failed to load module "module-native-protocol-unix" (argument: ""): initialization failed.
Jun 27 13:07:06 DS9 rtkit-daemon[877]: Successfully made thread 883 of process 883 (/usr/bin/pulseaudio) owned by '1000' high priority at nice level -11.
Jun 27 13:07:06 DS9 pulseaudio[883]: E: [pulseaudio] pid.c: Daemon already running.
Jun 27 13:07:06 DS9 pulseaudio[883]: E: [pulseaudio] main.c: pa_pid_file_create() failed.
Jun 27 13:07:06 DS9 systemd[702]: pulseaudio.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
Jun 27 13:07:06 DS9 systemd[702]: pulseaudio.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Jun 27 13:07:06 DS9 rtkit-daemon[877]: Successfully made thread 892 of process 892 (/usr/bin/pulseaudio) owned by '1000' high priority at nice level -11.
Jun 27 13:07:06 DS9 pulseaudio[892]: Daemon already running.
Jun 27 13:07:06 DS9 systemd[702]: pulseaudio.service: Service RestartSec=100ms expired, scheduling restart.
Jun 27 13:07:06 DS9 systemd[702]: pulseaudio.service: Scheduled restart job, restart counter is at 1.
Jun 27 13:07:06 DS9 rtkit-daemon[877]: Successfully made thread 974 of process 974 (/usr/bin/pulseaudio) owned by '1000' high priority at nice level -11.
Jun 27 13:07:06 DS9 pulseaudio[974]: E: [pulseaudio] pid.c: Daemon already running.
Jun 27 13:07:06 DS9 pulseaudio[974]: E: [pulseaudio] main.c: pa_pid_file_create() failed.
Jun 27 13:07:06 DS9 systemd[702]: pulseaudio.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
Jun 27 13:07:06 DS9 systemd[702]: pulseaudio.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Jun 27 13:07:06 DS9 systemd[702]: pulseaudio.service: Service RestartSec=100ms expired, scheduling restart.
Jun 27 13:07:06 DS9 systemd[702]: pulseaudio.service: Scheduled restart job, restart counter is at 2.
Jun 27 13:07:06 DS9 rtkit-daemon[877]: Successfully made thread 1059 of process 1059 (/usr/bin/pulseaudio) owned by '1000' high priority at nice level -11.
Jun 27 13:07:06 DS9 pulseaudio[1059]: E: [pulseaudio] pid.c: Daemon already running.
Jun 27 13:07:06 DS9 pulseaudio[1059]: E: [pulseaudio] main.c: pa_pid_file_create() failed.
Jun 27 13:07:06 DS9 systemd[702]: pulseaudio.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
Jun 27 13:07:06 DS9 systemd[702]: pulseaudio.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Jun 27 13:07:07 DS9 systemd[702]: pulseaudio.service: Service RestartSec=100ms expired, scheduling restart.
Jun 27 13:07:07 DS9 systemd[702]: pulseaudio.service: Scheduled restart job, restart counter is at 3.
Jun 27 13:07:07 DS9 rtkit-daemon[877]: Successfully made thread 1078 of process 1078 (/usr/bin/pulseaudio) owned by '1000' high priority at nice level -11.
Jun 27 13:07:07 DS9 pulseaudio[1078]: E: [pulseaudio] pid.c: Daemon already running.
Jun 27 13:07:07 DS9 pulseaudio[1078]: E: [pulseaudio] main.c: pa_pid_file_create() failed.
Jun 27 13:07:07 DS9 systemd[702]: pulseaudio.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
Jun 27 13:07:07 DS9 systemd[702]: pulseaudio.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Jun 27 13:07:07 DS9 systemd[702]: pulseaudio.service: Service RestartSec=100ms expired, scheduling restart.
Jun 27 13:07:07 DS9 systemd[702]: pulseaudio.service: Scheduled restart job, restart counter is at 4.
Jun 27 13:07:07 DS9 rtkit-daemon[877]: Successfully made thread 1084 of process 1084 (/usr/bin/pulseaudio) owned by '1000' high priority at nice level -11.
Jun 27 13:07:07 DS9 pulseaudio[1084]: E: [pulseaudio] pid.c: Daemon already running.
Jun 27 13:07:07 DS9 pulseaudio[1084]: E: [pulseaudio] main.c: pa_pid_file_create() failed.
Jun 27 13:07:07 DS9 systemd[702]: pulseaudio.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
Jun 27 13:07:07 DS9 systemd[702]: pulseaudio.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Jun 27 13:07:08 DS9 systemd[702]: pulseaudio.service: Service RestartSec=100ms expired, scheduling restart.
Jun 27 13:07:08 DS9 systemd[702]: pulseaudio.service: Scheduled restart job, restart counter is at 5.
Jun 27 13:07:08 DS9 systemd[702]: pulseaudio.service: Start request repeated too quickly.
Jun 27 13:07:08 DS9 systemd[702]: pulseaudio.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Jun 27 13:07:08 DS9 systemd[702]: pulseaudio.socket: Failed with result 'service-start-limit-hit'.
Jun 27 13:08:13 DS9 rtkit-daemon[877]: Successfully made thread 1875 of process 1875 (/usr/bin/pulseaudio) owned by '1000' high priority at nice level -11.
Jun 27 13:08:13 DS9 rtkit-daemon[877]: Successfully made thread 1878 of process 1875 (/usr/bin/pulseaudio) owned by '1000' RT at priority 5.
Jun 27 13:08:14 DS9 rtkit-daemon[877]: Successfully made thread 1879 of process 1875 (/usr/bin/pulseaudio) owned by '1000' RT at priority 5.
Jun 27 13:08:14 DS9 rtkit-daemon[877]: Successfully made thread 1880 of process 1875 (/usr/bin/pulseaudio) owned by '1000' RT at priority 5.

It’s happening on both my desktop and thinkpad x230 laptop.

EDIT: I am able to get pulseaduio respond by killing it and startin it again

I’ve managed to get pulse up and running simply by

~ $ pkill pulseaudio 
~ $ pulseaudio -D

So it’s stuck and broken only after boot


#19

Maybe https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/PulseAudio/Troubleshooting#Daemon_already_running could help track down the issue.


#20

I have only the /etc/xdg/autostart/pulseaudio.desktop as part of the pulseaudio package.

Then I have a sockets target wants pusleudio.socket unit. Does it count as secondary pulseaudio startup issue?

EDIT: pulseaudio.service failed but some pulseaudio is running anyway, wth


#21

Removing this autostart package solves the issue

/etc/xdg/autostart/pulseaudio.desktop

@philm are you sure the xdg autostart file supose to be in pulseaudio package? as we are launching pulse via systemd ?

** Sorry, it’s fine now **


#22

The pulseaudio.desktop file doesn’t start pulseaudio. It runs a script that loads a one or more pluseaudio modules that can interact with X11. It depends a little bit on your desktop environment. The name of the script (start-pulseaudio-x11) sounds like like it would start pluseaudio, but it doesn’t. Pulseaudio needs to run before the script can do anything.