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Unable to start zoom on linux with "pacmd: command not found"

drybalka
Listener

I am using Archlinux with sway (wayland) as a window manager and pipewire as an audio processor. From what I've seen zoom supports both wayland and pipewire at least separately from one another, but in my case I get the following output (see below).

Judging from the output it seems the only problem zoom has is missing `pacmd` command. However, `pacmd` is only available in the pulseaudio package and it looks like zoom does not understand that it needs to use pipewire. Does anyone have an idea how I can solve this? Is there an option somewhere to help zoom with recognition? Or maybe the problem is entirely different?

 

```

ZoomLauncher started.
Zoom path is: /opt/zoom
cmd line:
Start subprocess: /opt/zoom/zoom sucessfully, process pid: 15000
sh: line 1: pacmd: command not found
Class App Lib Possible Culprit Flags
resip::Connection 648 648
resip::Data 36 36
resip::DnsResult 1080 1080
resip::Headers 1 1
resip::MsgHeaderScanner 40 40
resip::SipMessage 5208 5208
resip::TransportSelector 864 864
resip::Tuple 128 128
resip::UdpTransport 1144 1144
resip::GenericIPAddress 28 28

zoom started.
sh: line 1: pacmd: command not found
sh: line 1: pacmd: command not found
Class App Lib Possible Culprit Flags
resip::Connection 648 648
resip::Data 36 36
resip::DnsResult 1080 1080
resip::Headers 1 1
resip::MsgHeaderScanner 40 40
resip::SipMessage 5208 5208
resip::TransportSelector 864 864
resip::Tuple 128 128
resip::UdpTransport 1144 1144
resip::GenericIPAddress 28 28

Class App Lib Possible Culprit Flags
resip::Connection 648 648
resip::Data 36 36
resip::DnsResult 1080 1080
resip::Headers 1 1
resip::MsgHeaderScanner 40 40
resip::SipMessage 5208 5208
resip::TransportSelector 864 864
resip::Tuple 128 128
resip::UdpTransport 1144 1144
resip::GenericIPAddress 28 28

zoom started.
zoom started.
zoom was exited due to a handled signal: 5
ZoomLauncher exit.

```

 

1 REPLY 1

jtprince
Listener

I'm experiencing the same behavior (Arch linux, sway, pipewire).  For zoom devs, consider using pactl to accomplish pulse audio interaction rather than pacmd.  pactl is supported by pipewire-pulse whereas pacmd is only supported by pulseaudio proper.  IOW, pacmd is a dead-end and pactl should be used instead, if at all possible?  Thanks!

 

https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/pipewire/pipewire/-/issues/357