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Re: how is pulseaudio supposed to work?



On Mon, 2007-12-17 at 16:48 -0800, Alan wrote:
> > 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. ]:>

That's the old-school way (which I admit to doing and surprising the
heck out of linux newbies in the late 90's). New school is to get
permission on the PulseAudio sound server running on that machine ;)
--

Richi Plana


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