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Re: Pulseaudio : lots of issues, how can I help?

On Fri, 12.09.08 15:43, Janina Sajka (janina rednote net) wrote:

> The problems we have right now are sufficiently sever to be
> showstoppers. At the SpeakupModified.Org we recommend disabling
> pulseaudio. As things stand in F-9, one gets no audio until after a user
> logs in on the GUI. So, how are those who need screen reader support
> supposed to use the a11y features of GDM? As it stands, there seems no
> way to get console audio without that GUI login. Also a nonstarter in
> the screen reader user community.

In Rawhide PA is started on demand (in addition to being started from
gnome-session) and thus should generally work fine on the console too.

> It seems a useful initial step toward resolution is to run pulseaudio
> as a system daemon, via an init script, /sbin/service, /sbin/chkconfig.
> The trade-offs vs the per user model that F-9 employs are probably more
> than acceptable to most a11y users.

Nope. Please don't. This particular problem is solved in Rawhide.

> So, let me simply ask ... Has anyone a working init script for
> pulseaudio as a system daemon? Anything close that we could continue to
> refine as an alternative configuration option for Fedora?

Some distros ship an init script.


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