Pulseaudio has been nothing but a menace to me. I must have spent around 6 or 7 hours now in total trying to get it working with Wine with no luck.
When I open winecfg
and go to the audio tab I get the following error in the terminal:
ALSA lib pulse.c:229:(pulse_connect) PulseAudio: Unable to connect: Connection refused
Sometimes, when attempting to play the test sound it will just do nothing and sometimes it will give the test sound failed error. This is always printed whenever I've tried the test sound:
fixme:winmm:proc_PlaySound Couldn't play header
Something that came up a few times during my searching is a permissions error. It suggested I add my user to the "audio" group so I did just that and the same problems happen. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling Pulseaudio many, many times. I followed a howto that involved installing a load of Pulseaudio-related packages and now when I try to uninstall them YUM wants to remove a whole load of other stuff including Java, Pidgin and VLC! WTF!?
Please, if someone has a solution to getting Wine working with sound (with or without Pukeaudio) please, help a man in need.
P.S: An important note: I'm running F14 with XFCE.