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Re: how is pulseaudio supposed to work?

On Wed, Dec 19, 2007 at 12:05:07AM +0100, Denis Leroy wrote:
> Jeff Spaleta wrote:
>> On Dec 18, 2007 1:36 PM, Denis Leroy <denis poolshark org> wrote:
>>> The zonbu is also connected to my stereo system, which i can hear from
>>> my office. So i will often ssh into the zonbu and play an mp3 from the
>>> wireless-mounted NFS directory. Now PA means i have to log in as the
>>> same guest user, which is not necessarily ideal because of the nfs mount
>>> permissions, but certainly workable. Now of course i can just disable PA
>>> in this case and be happy. But you were asking for a specific scenario.
>> What do you use to play the mp3 from the remote ssh session?  Is this
>> a case of device permissions not being set like you need via
>> ConsoleKit... or is it
>> really a problem concerning PA's operation?
> good point, it seems to be a permission with /dev/dsp indeed. Colin is 
> right, if PA's user is not actually playing any sound, then it works if I 
> chmod /dev/dsp the right way.

You could always add an ACL to the device node--that is what 
ConsoleKit does.

getfacl /dev/dsp
getfacl /dev/snd/*

setfacl -m user:<yourusername>:rw- /dev/dsp
setfacl -m user:<yourusername>:rw- /dev/snd/*

BTW, why are you using /dev/dsp which is an OSS device?

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