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Re: pulseaudio causing crashing of applications

Rahul Sundaram wrote:
Les Mikesell wrote:
Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams wrote:
On Sat, 2008-02-16 at 00:25 -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:
   [ ] Exclusive access to first audio user until device is closed
   [ ] Multiplex output from all users/applications

Bwha? Do you actually expect people to read, much less understand,

   [ ] Don't share my audio
   [ ] Share my audio

That looks silly. Why are there are two check boxes for what appears to be toggling a single setting?

It was in response to not understanding the first choices - and still not quite right. It really needs to be a 2-step setting:

   [ ] Don't share audio access
      If that is checked, then pick who wins
      [ ] First come, first served
      [ ] Last login cuts off established session

But that still doesn't describe what I'd want to happen for input devices, which is that the first open gets exclusive access and keeps it until the application releases it, after which it could be opened by some other application that gets exclusive control on a first come, first served basis without regard to which session is connected to a nearby keyboard. A warning message at session startup might be appropriate (sort of like a vmware boot where some other VM has already taken a requested host device) if it notices a device in use that it expects to be available - and it might offer an option to lock the devices pre-emptively to ensure future availability and prevent camera/microphone snooping in scenarios where that would matter. If if does the latter, it should be effective against root access as well.

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell gmail com

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