In order to help provide better information for my other question about browsers and Pulse audio, I wanted to see if I could get some kind of helpful log information.
However, there doesn't seem to be any log file in
/var/log related to Pulse audio, at least not that I can see, and maybe not by default.
Can I get some kind of log output I can turn on, either from my browser, or from Pulse audio (which is using a network server) so I can see if there are any errors or helpful messages?
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So, to answer your question. No, by default it does not have a log, it sends its log output to
syslogas a daemon (when its running in the background), or to
STDERRwhen its run in the terminal (aka, you see the output in the terminal.
You have three options (potentially) to get the log information you need in one nice package:
Use it in the terminal
See (and upvote :P) the other answer for a good trick for filtering out the pulseaudio output from
--log-target=to a new log file (located in
/var/log/I'm assuming. You probably want to create an empty file first). I haven't tried this, so it might not work...
For either option you can also pass
--log-level=to get more debugging info if needed.
Edit: I just realized that it is a pain to try and pass arguments to pulseaudio as it autospawns a new daemon immediately whenever you kill it. Instead....
To change the default log behavior without turning off autospawn:
/etc/pulse/daemon.conf(with sudo permissions) and uncomment and modify these log settings as desired.
To turn off autospawn so you can run it in a terminal:
/etc/pulse/client.conf(also with sudo permissions) and uncommenting
; autospawn = yesand changing the
no. I haven't tested this so I don't know if it will work.
After disabling autospawn kill the daemon with
pulseaudio --killand start it again
pulseaudio(with any options you want to pass). Hope this works!