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Re: how is pulseaudio supposed to work?



Le mardi 18 décembre 2007 à 19:57 +0100, Denis Leroy a écrit :
> Lennart Poettering wrote:
> > On Tue, 18.12.07 13:46, Denis Leroy (denis poolshark org) wrote:
> > 
> >>>>>> It's not that PA doesn't work at all on those special no-X-involved
> >>>>>> setups. The only limitation is that you need to run PA manually in
> >>>>>> such setups. -- No big deal!
> >>>>> Is there something like a session pam module planned to start PA to
> >>>>> achieve independence from the the login entry point?
> >>>> I am not convinced that PAM is the right place to start any daemons.
> >>> But gdm is?
> >> why not start PA from an init script ?
> > 
> > Because it is a per-user/per-session daemon. Not a system daemon.
> 
> but there's only one set of speakers per system,

It's even worse even dirt-cheap systems have multiple audio outputs that
can trivially be routed to different rooms just by running some audio
cable (that was common way before any multi-head GFX card arrived on
market).

So in addition to having several users contending on the same outputs
you can have several sets of input/outputs used at once by different
classes of users (think you want desktop you've got mail routed to the
system PVR app currently recording late show for some other user?)

It's very unclear to me how this kind if setup is supposed to be handled
in a PA world.

-- 
Nicolas Mailhot

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