Pulseaudio not started after upgrade to 20.03

after an upgrade to 20.03, sound did not work anymore. I now have to manually start “pulseaudio” as a user, to get any sound.
Is there a solution for this?
(Or should I fill a bug report?)

can you look at:

journalctl pulseaudio.service

or (if you’re using home-manager)

journalctl --user-unit pulseaudio.service

to see why it’s failing to start?

Hey, I had a similar issue and it appears that PulseAudio no longer autospawns a daemon after this commit.

My issue was with shairport-sync, which runs as a different user. After setting up a client.conf for that particular user, it started working again.