[Vm-dev] Audio problems on Linux - part 2 (PulseAudio)

Fabio Niephaus lists at fniephaus.com
Thu Oct 10 13:44:07 UTC 2019

Hi Phil,

On Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 5:10 AM Phil B <pbpublist at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm not able to get the PulseAudio driver working on Debian 10.  When I
> try squeak -vm-sound-pulse I get:
> dlopen:
> /tmp/sqcogspur64linuxht-20190724/lib/squeak/5.0-201907242041/vm-sound-pulse.so:
> undefined symbol: pa_simple_write

What's the output of this:

And are you sure, pulseaudio is installed on your system?


> could not find module vm-sound-pulse
> Aborted
> When I run squeak --help I get the following listed as available drivers:
>   vm-sound-null
>   vm-sound-OSS
>   vm-sound-NAS
>   vm-display-null
>   vm-display-fbdev
>   vm-display-X11
> Finally I do an ls of the vm library directory and see the .a and .so
> files for vm-sound-ALSA, vm-sound-NAS, vm-sound-null, vm-sound-OSS, and
> vm-sound-pulse.
> Assuming the PulseAudio driver should be working, I'm not clear on whether
> this is a VM build issue, a missing package on my system, or some other
> unresolved issue on Debian.  Suggestions appreciated...
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