I was trying to set up my RPi 1 as audio device for my laptop and found this answer. On the RPi all the steps worked fine, except that /etc/default/pulseaudio is empty. But in the linked answer the only reason to open that file is to check if pulse starts automatically, which it does anyway.

However, from my laptop, I can't connect to the Pi as it seems. I tried both the windows way (LineInCode) and on my Ubuntu 18.04 (using paprefs). I also have a Libreelec box running on my network, which gets picked up.

I can use pactl list on the RPi, which I think means that pulse is up and running.

The one line I don't get in the linked answer is

load-module module-native-protocol-tcp auth-ip-acl=;

Which I added to /etc/pulse/system.pa. My router IP is, devices have IPs such as and Maybe that could be a problem.

The RPi 1 is running Raspbian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch)

I'm thankful for any suggestions on what to check/try.

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