I tried to start pavucontrol yesterday and it spit out a lengthy warning about problems with pulseaudio, namely it was not running.

I check in yast services manager and indeed it is disabled, so I start it and it has errors.
Code:
pulseaudio.service - System wide PulseAudio instance   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/pulseaudio.service; enabled)
   Active: active (running) since Thu 2013-12-05 06:58:59 EST; 41min ago
 Main PID: 2023 (pulseaudio)
   CGroup: /system.slice/pulseaudio.service
           `-2023 /usr/bin/pulseaudio --system --log-target=syslog


Dec 05 07:40:02 linux-aa3c pulseaudio[2023]: [pulseaudio] protocol-native.c: Denied access to client with invalid authorization data.
Dec 05 07:40:03 linux-aa3c pulseaudio[2023]: [pulseaudio] protocol-native.c: Denied access to client with invalid authorization data.
Dec 05 07:40:04 linux-aa3c pulseaudio[2023]: [pulseaudio] protocol-native.c: Denied access to client with invalid authorization data.
Dec 05 07:40:05 linux-aa3c pulseaudio[2023]: [pulseaudio] protocol-native.c: Denied access to client with invalid authorization data.
Dec 05 07:40:06 linux-aa3c pulseaudio[2023]: [pulseaudio] protocol-native.c: Denied access to client with invalid authorization data.
Dec 05 07:40:07 linux-aa3c pulseaudio[2023]: [pulseaudio] protocol-native.c: Denied access to client with invalid authorization data.
Dec 05 07:40:08 linux-aa3c pulseaudio[2023]: [pulseaudio] protocol-native.c: Denied access to client with invalid authorization data.
Dec 05 07:40:09 linux-aa3c pulseaudio[2023]: [pulseaudio] protocol-native.c: Denied access to client with invalid authorization data.
Dec 05 07:40:10 linux-aa3c pulseaudio[2023]: [pulseaudio] protocol-native.c: Denied access to client with invalid authorization data.
Dec 05 07:40:11 linux-aa3c pulseaudio[2023]: [pulseaudio] protocol-native.c: Denied access to client with invalid authorization data.
Now when I try to start pavucontrol it gets stuck at
Code:
Establishing connection to PulseAudio. Please wait

Trying to solve this problem myself yesterday I installed "Consolekit" on advice in another thread, was this a good idea?

Anyone else having problems with pavucontrol or pulseaudio?