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pulseaudio will not start as a normal user

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[notroot@arthur ~]$ groups
notroot users pulse-access pulse-rt pulse
[notroot@arthur ~]$ pulseaudio -D -v -v -v -v
I: main.c: PolicyKit grants us acquire-high-priority privilige.
I: main.c: We're in the group 'pulse-rt', allowing real-time and high-priority scheduling.
I: core-util.c: Successfully gained nice level -11.
E: main.c: daemon startup failed.
[notroot@arthur ~]$ su
Password:
[root@arthur notroot]# pulseaudio -D -v -v -v -v
I: core-util.c: Successfully gained nice level -11.
W: main.c: This program is not intended to be run as root (unless --system is specified).
I: main.c: daemon startup successful.
[root@arthur notroot]#

This happened without me touching any configuration having to do with PulseAudio (nor PolicyKit).

Amarok 2.0 SVN can play. I think Phonon is falling back to the sound device.

/var/yum/yum.log does not show anything having to do with pulseaudio updated recently.

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fixed

I tried starting pulseaudio without daemonizing it (without -D):
[notroot@arthur ~]$ pulseaudio
W: main.c: setrlimit(RLIMIT_NICE, (31, 31)) failed: Operation not permitted
W: main.c: setrlimit(RLIMIT_RTPRIO, (9, 9)) failed: Operation not permitted
ALSA lib control.c:909:(snd_ctl_open_noupdate) Invalid CTL front:0
ALSA lib control.c:909:(snd_ctl_open_noupdate) Invalid CTL front:0
E: module-volume-restore.c: parse failure in /home/notroot/.pulse/volume-restore.table:4, stopping parsing
E: module.c: Failed to load module "module-volume-restore" (argument: ""): initialization failed.
E: main.c: Module load failed.
E: main.c: Failed to initialize daemon.
[notroot@arthur ~]$

So I deleted /home/notroot/.pulse/volume-restore.table and now it works.

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