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Re: Tried Pulse Audio Again--No Good For A11y



Matthias Clasen writes:
> On Tue, 2008-09-16 at 18:05 -0400, Janina Sajka wrote:
> > Chuck Anderson writes:
> > > On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 02:34:44PM -0400, Janina Sajka wrote:
> > > > 5.)	While I paplay, I try to go Ctrl-Alt-F1. While I'm not prevented
> > > > from doing so, paplay believes it should pause playing while I'm away
> > > > from the gui tty. Now, who's the genius that figured out this "feature?"
> > > 
> > > That's ConsoleKit deactivating the streams on the non-active console.  
> > > This is so mult-user-switching can work and each user can have their 
> > > own audio.
> > > 
> > OK. Thanks for the explanation.
> > 
> > So, the concept limits audio to a single console, even if the same user
> > is logged in somewhere else? I guess running pa as a systen daemon would
> > not exhibit this behavior?
> > 
> 
> Actually, Lennart changed PA to not be strictly per-session, but
> per-user, I think. But I don't know the details of how that works.
> 
I also thought it was per user, but I got the same pause behavior even
after I logged in on Ctrl+Alt+F1, as I recall.

> I've looked into your 'login screen ready' sound problem, and found that
> it doesn't work atm due to a pulseaudio bug:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=462537

Thanks for filing this one.

PS: IMHO, it would be worth the extra effort to clear this and the
associated issues as discussed upstream:

http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gdm-list/2008-September/msg00015.html

in time for the next spin of RHEL. The Linux desktop, with orca, gok,
and dasher as builtin AT, plus the solid support for a11y in Firefox 3
and Open Office 3 should finally make Linux a serious contender for U.S.
Government desktop sales under Sec. 508--something that hasn't been
there before.

Janina



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