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0016775CentOS-8pulseaudiopublic2019-11-28 07:39
Reporterflebourse 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityalways
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version8.0.1905 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0016775: pulseaudio is started as user pcp by systemd and always fails as the home directory /var/lib/pcp appears inaccessible
Descriptionsystemd tries to start pulseaudio twice per hour, always fail.
From /var/log/messages:
Nov 24 03:20:03 in7 systemd[1]: Starting system activity accounting tool...
Nov 24 03:20:03 in7 systemd[1]: Started system activity accounting tool.
Nov 24 03:25:01 in7 systemd[1]: Started /run/user/992 mount wrapper.
Nov 24 03:25:01 in7 systemd[1]: Created slice User Slice of UID 992.
Nov 24 03:25:01 in7 systemd[1]: Starting User Manager for UID 992...
Nov 24 03:25:01 in7 systemd[1]: Started Session 472 of user pcp.
Nov 24 03:25:01 in7 systemd[30699]: Listening on Sound System.
Nov 24 03:25:01 in7 systemd[30699]: Reached target Paths.
Nov 24 03:25:01 in7 systemd[30699]: Listening on Multimedia System.
Nov 24 03:25:01 in7 systemd[30699]: Reached target Timers.
Nov 24 03:25:01 in7 systemd[30699]: Starting D-Bus User Message Bus Socket.
Nov 24 03:25:01 in7 systemd[30699]: Listening on D-Bus User Message Bus Socket.
Nov 24 03:25:01 in7 systemd[30699]: Reached target Sockets.
Nov 24 03:25:01 in7 systemd[30699]: Reached target Basic System.
Nov 24 03:25:01 in7 systemd[1]: Started User Manager for UID 992.
Nov 24 03:25:01 in7 systemd[30699]: Starting Sound Service...
Nov 24 03:25:01 in7 pulseaudio[30724]: E: [pulseaudio] core-util.c: Home directory not accessible: Permission denied
Nov 24 03:25:01 in7 systemd[30699]: pulseaudio.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
Nov 24 03:25:01 in7 systemd[30699]: pulseaudio.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Nov 24 03:25:01 in7 systemd[30699]: Failed to start Sound Service.
Nov 24 03:25:01 in7 systemd[30699]: Reached target Default.
Nov 24 03:25:01 in7 systemd[30699]: Startup finished in 216ms.
Nov 24 03:25:01 in7 systemd[30699]: pulseaudio.service: Service RestartSec=100ms expired, scheduling restart.
Nov 24 03:25:01 in7 systemd[30699]: pulseaudio.service: Scheduled restart job, restart counter is at 1.
Nov 24 03:25:01 in7 systemd[30699]: Stopped Sound Service.
Nov 24 03:25:01 in7 systemd[30699]: Starting Sound Service...
Nov 24 03:25:02 in7 pulseaudio[31130]: E: [pulseaudio] core-util.c: Home directory not accessible: Permission denied
Nov 24 03:25:02 in7 systemd[30699]: pulseaudio.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
Nov 24 03:25:02 in7 systemd[30699]: pulseaudio.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
-Nov 24 03:25:01 in7 systemd[30699]: Failed to start Sound Service.
Nov 24 03:25:01 in7 systemd[30699]: Reached target Default.
Nov 24 03:25:01 in7 systemd[30699]: Startup finished in 216ms.
Nov 24 03:25:01 in7 systemd[30699]: pulseaudio.service: Service RestartSec=100ms expired, scheduling restart.
Nov 24 03:25:01 in7 systemd[30699]: pulseaudio.service: Scheduled restart job, restart counter is at 1.
Nov 24 03:25:01 in7 systemd[30699]: Stopped Sound Service.
Nov 24 03:25:01 in7 systemd[30699]: Starting Sound Service...
Nov 24 03:25:02 in7 pulseaudio[31130]: E: [pulseaudio] core-util.c: Home directory not accessible: Permission denied
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Some debugging shows that the inaccessible home directory is /var/lib/pcp, owned by root:root mode 755.
Steps To ReproduceBoot, wait a little.
Additional InformationOccurs on two different systems (Intel NUC7i(5,7)DNHE).
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2019-11-27 16:29 flebourse New Issue