GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 600623
when using pulseaudio, ekiga stops playing sound and starts to consume 120% cpu
Last modified: 2013-02-12 07:57:16 UTC
Created attachment 146883 [details]
strace of ekiga attached few seconds after I attempted to play ring tone
os: ubuntu karmic for amd64
hardware: Thinkpad X200
ekiga package version: 3.2.6~ppa~karmic1
When I try to play ringtone in preferences -> sound events ekiga plays only
less than a second from the beginning of this, starts to consume about 120% cpu
(this is dual core cpu), doesn't play any sound anymore and doesn't want to
exit normally (SIGTERM required).
Attached strace attached few seconds after I attempted to play ring tone until
ekiga exited on SIGTERM.
Created attachment 146884 [details]
strace of ekiga attached just before I attempted to play ring tone until ekiga exited.
when I attach strace before I attempt to play ring tone things are different: ekiga plays whole ring tone but with a lot of additional noise, starts to consume about 50% cpu and exits normally when requested.
os: ubuntu karmic
Linux xxx 2.6.31-14-generic #48-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 16 14:04:26 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux
hardware: HP dv5-1140br (AMD Turion)
ekiga package version: 3.2.5-1ubuntu1
Here I have exactly the same behavior.
Would you be kind enough to check if the issue is the interaction with Pulse Audio?
The test I propose you is to disable pulse audio, then try to place a call to see if it makes any difference:
First kill pulseaudio:
$ pulseaudio -k
Remove the pulseaudio package:
$ sudo aptitude remove pulseaudio
(it will probably remove the meta package ubuntu-desktop, please note down any other package as you might need to reinstall them)
Run the Monitor System application (under Administration->Monitor
system) and make sure there is no pulseaudio process in the Process tab.
If it is there, kill it.
Run (or restart) Ekiga
Place the call using Ekiga.
To reinstall the system you can use:
$ sudo aptitude install ubuntu-desktop
And finally restart pulseaudio:
$ pulseaudio -D
Sorry for the delay.
Your guess was right: without pulseaudio I don't have this problems.
Please try ekiga >= 3.9.90, which got many changes, and tell us if the problem is still there. This could also be a pulseaudio bug.
Let's assume this bug to be OBSOLETE. Please reopen if it still exists.