#116 Start up crash bug on Ubuntu 8.10RC with no audio

v0.9.20
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nobody
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2012-10-03
2008-10-28
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https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/tuxpaint/+bug/289687

Ubuntu user ronny has submitted the following bug:

"I just installed Ubuntu-8.10RC in VirtualBox-2.0.4 (using the default configuration, i.e. without a sound card in the virtual machine) and wanted to test Tuxpaint. Unfortunately, it does not start up when using the start menu.
When trying on the command line I see the following error messages:


~$ tuxpaint
ALSA lib pcm_pulse.c:629:(pulse_prepare) PulseAudio: Unable to create stream: Invalid argument

E: stream.c: Assertion 's' failed at pulse/stream.c:971, function pa_stream_drain(). Aborting.
Aborted
test@test-desktop:~$


Tuxpaint should start on systems without a soundcard without crashes and without having to go to the command line and using the --nosound option."

Discussion

  • secretlondon

    secretlondon - 2008-10-28

    I wonder if this is the same as the MacOS cube bug with no speakers - bug #2156274.

     
  • William Kendrick

    Questions:
    (1) Do other SDL-based apps behave properly, or do they crash the same way? (I'd guess the latter, since it seems to be an abort at the driver-level.)
    (2) Does Tux Paint work with the "--nosound" command-line option?

     
  • secretlondon

    secretlondon - 2008-10-28

    I think the OP implies they have tried the --nosound option by their final sentence. I'll check anyway.

     
  • secretlondon

    secretlondon - 2008-10-28

    ronny:
    OK, I just tested tuxmath and it crashes with exactly the same error message:
    ~$ tuxmath
    ALSA lib pcm_pulse.c:629:(pulse_prepare) PulseAudio: Unable to create stream: Invalid argument

    E: stream.c: Assertion 's' failed at pulse/stream.c:971, function pa_stream_drain(). Aborting.
    Aborted

    I can also confirm that tuxpaint --nosound does not crash.

     
  • William Kendrick

    Sounds like it's a pulseaudio problem. Nothing we can do about it on our end, aside from instruct people how to work around the issue. Marking 'wontfix'. Thanks!

     

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