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Re: how is pulseaudio supposed to work?



On Tue, 18.12.07 16:12, Olivier Galibert (galibert pobox com) wrote:

> 
> On Tue, Dec 18, 2007 at 06:51:49AM -0700, Richi Plana wrote:
> > The access model it is using is running the daemon as the UID of the
> > user that is running the "session" (as opposed to a specific PA UID that
> > authenticates and authorizes each access request).
> 
> Hmmm, if it is "one daemon per user", can multiple deamons for
> different users run simultaneously?

Yes. 

But only one daemon instance can access the audio HW at a time. But
since to awesome projects like HAL and CK PA will automatically be
notified when the active VT/session is switched. And the PA daemon
that becomes inactive closes the audio device and the one the becomes
active opens it.

Fast user switching is totally awesome hot stuff, if you ask me.

Lennart

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