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Re: pulseaudio causing crashing of applications

Lennart Poettering wrote:

It's a bit difficult to continue streaming audio based on the sound
cards clock if you don't have access to the sound card anymore.
Does this mean you should always use Xnest, NX client, vnc, ssh, etc, instead of VTs to get login sessions that don't accidentally grab unrelated

"accidentaly"? "unrelated"?  The whole point of CK is that we change
ownership of *related* devices, i.e. those directly attached to the
seat in some way.

OK, is the way to describe to CK what is really related instead of what parts of my hardware someone else thought might be related documented somewhere?

hardware ownership? That seems backwards if what you really want is an audio player as a server that isn't tied to a particular login session.

Hmm, I think we had this discussion multiple times already on this

Well, we've typed the same points of view before. I'm not sure I'd call that a discussion. I'm used to the X concept of hardware independence and the same things working the same way whether you run it on a VT, through Xnest, vnc, or the NX client. Having the ability to re-route sound to a network session is a plus - if it is optional. Having the ability to specify that you want exclusive use of a device would be a plus. But having a device disabled in a still-running session because someone logs in on a keyboard that happens to be nearby is just weird in a system that is supposed to provide device independence.

  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell gmail com

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