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Re: how is pulseaudio supposed to work?



> On Tue, 2007-12-18 at 00:57 +0100, Lennart Poettering wrote:
>> On Mon, 17.12.07 16:34, Patrice Dumas (pertusus free fr) wrote:
>>
>> >
>> > On Mon, Dec 17, 2007 at 10:24:04AM -0500, Colin Walters wrote:
>> > >
>> > > The virtual consoles will still be around, but really should only be
>> an
>> > > emergency fallback.  The right way to do this is to log in via gdm,
>> and
>> > > select a session that gives you a fullscreen shell (with tabs,
>> windows,
>> > > virtual desktops) etc.
>> >
>> > A display manager should not need to be installed. On servers, for
>> > example http servers you want an http server to be installed and
>> that's
>> > all. No X server, not even X libraries (if possible).
>>
>> Hmm? If you want no X, then you certainly also don't want any PA. I
>> mean, last time I was in a server room I didn't see a single server
>> with boxes attached... ;-)
>
> Would you believe I still know people who only use linux via consoles?
> Most of the stuff she does is using emacs. The rest are from bash. Even
> I remember the time when that's all I'd needed and "mpg123 file.mp3" was
> all I needed to play music. ;)

Its more fun if you use mpg123 to play music on someone elses machine. 
(Selections from Marx Brothers movies is always fun.)

ssh remote command execution on boxes you administer is your friend. ]:>


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