No pulseaudio after KXStudio repos

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thebutant
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No pulseaudio after KXStudio repos

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I recently installed Linux Mint 19.2 on my new computer, and have for several reasons replaced it with Pop_OS. Which works great for me!
But in both OSs I have the same issue:
After installing KXStudio repos, kxstudio-meta-audio, kxstudio-default-settings and pulseaudio-module-jack, I seem to lose pulseaudio.

Everything jack runs nicely, but everything not-jack (web browser, video etc) just comes out of my laptop speakers and I cannot route it anywhere (for instance to my audio interface or dac).
Jack Sink is running, but no pulseaudio sound seems to be coming into it.
Even when not running jack, I cannot get sound anywhere else than through the laptop speakers (which I was able to before installing the KXStudio stuff).
My old friend pavucontrol doesn't get past "Trying to establish connection with pulseaudio".

It seems I'm missing a tiny piece, everything else works so nicely.
Does anyone understand any of this?
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Re: No pulseaudio after KXStudio repos

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You are probably missing pulseaudio-module-jack.

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Re: No pulseaudio after KXStudio repos

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lilith wrote:You are probably missing pulseaudio-module-jack.
Well, as I wrote I have actually installed it. And it's running, even though it now starts most often, not always, as I'm used to.

So the problem seems to be not jack, not Jack Sink/pulseaudio-module-jack (well, it's also a bit unstable), but a stage before that.

I have installed this just the way I've done on Ubuntu based distros and Debian sooo many times before, but now I can't get it working properly.

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Re: No pulseaudio after KXStudio repos

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thebutant wrote:
lilith wrote:[...]
So the problem seems to be not jack, not Jack Sink/pulseaudio-module-jack (well, it's also a bit unstable), but a stage before that.

I have installed this just the way I've done on Ubuntu based distros and Debian sooo many times before, but now I can't get it working properly.
This is how I bridge Jack to PulseAudio after installing said package:

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pactl load-module module-jack-sink &
pactl set-default-sink jack_out &
Then open the PulseAudio volume control application (command line: pavucontrol), go to the tab "Playback" and choose "Jacksink" for Chrome (or the internet browser you're using).

Good luck. :)

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Re: No pulseaudio after KXStudio repos

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Sorry, I was a bit too sloppy when reading. There is also a chat at the kxstudio site, so maybe asking falkTX is a good option when everything else fails.

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Re: No pulseaudio after KXStudio repos

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Linuxmusician01 wrote: This is how I bridge Jack to PulseAudio after installing said package:

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pactl load-module module-jack-sink &
pactl set-default-sink jack_out &
You just fixed it for me! :D
Thank you so much, both of you!

Maybe I've been lucky, but it has always just worked for me before, straight from installing. No loading needed.
Knowing this method is great. Thanks again!

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