I’m trying to figure out why my audio is not automatically starting on Linux.

After some trial and error, here’s the fix.

Edit the /etc/pulse/client.conf file.

vi /etc/pulse/client.conf

Change “autospawn=no” to “autospawn=yes.”


Make sure to take out ‘;’ or ‘#” to remove the comment.

pulseaudio --start 

Once you modified the file, restart pulseaudio.

pulseaudio --start

Reboot your machine to check if audio is working on boot.

If that doesn’t work, delete the cookie.

rm -f ~/.config/pulse/cookie

You can restart the service.

systemctl --user restart pulseaudio

In addition, running this command worked if audio does not load automatically.

pulseaudio -k

In my case, I added the following to my Startup Applications because it wasn’t loading properly.

systemctl --user restart pulseaudio