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Re: how is pulseaudio supposed to work?



On Wed, 19.12.07 11:32, Nicolas Mailhot (nicolas mailhot laposte net) wrote:

> > The right behaviour is to make sure inactive sessions cannot interfere
> > with your IO devices while they are inactive. And IO devices are
> > keyboards, mice, screens *and* sound cards.
>
> Sound cards are *not* like keyboards, mice and screens.
> A keyboard is only providing a service to the person typing on it
> A mice is only providing a service to the person which has it in its hand
>
> Any semi-decent speaker can provide music services to everyone in a
> room, (even a different room of the one where the computer is) not
> just the person in front of the computer. Time shifting means a user
> can access sound devices even after his desktop session went inactive
> or closed.
>
> Printing is outputting info too. Will we limit printer access to the
> active session too to get the "right" behaviour?

With a printer you cannot really spy on people. With access to the
sound card you can. Very easily.

Lennart

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