When i kill a pulseaudio server, after it respawns, clients from other accounts are unable to access the pulseaudio unix domain socket file even though it is there.

It only works after a reboot of the system. Anyone shed some light?


After 'pulseaudio --kill' command Pulseaudio will respawn in a different state:

  1. Systemd pulseaudio.service fails (see systemctl --user status pulseaudio)

  2. Server changes from unix:/run/user/1000/pulse/native to just username

  3. Pulseaudio modules 'module-x11-publish' and 'module-x11-xsmp'

Changes to server and modules can be seen in Pulseaudio System Tray - pasystray

to restart Pulseaudio use:

systemctl --user restart pulseaudio

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