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Re: Tried Pulse Audio Again--No Good For A11y

On Tue, 16.09.08 20:40, Matthias Clasen (mclasen redhat com) wrote:

> On Tue, 2008-09-16 at 18:05 -0400, Janina Sajka wrote:
> > Chuck Anderson writes:
> > > On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 02:34:44PM -0400, Janina Sajka wrote:
> > > > 5.)	While I paplay, I try to go Ctrl-Alt-F1. While I'm not prevented
> > > > from doing so, paplay believes it should pause playing while I'm away
> > > > from the gui tty. Now, who's the genius that figured out this "feature?"
> > > 
> > > That's ConsoleKit deactivating the streams on the non-active console.  
> > > This is so mult-user-switching can work and each user can have their 
> > > own audio.
> > > 
> > OK. Thanks for the explanation.
> > 
> > So, the concept limits audio to a single console, even if the same user
> > is logged in somewhere else? I guess running pa as a systen daemon would
> > not exhibit this behavior?
> > 
> Actually, Lennart changed PA to not be strictly per-session, but
> per-user, I think. But I don't know the details of how that works.

This is corrrect.

We spawn at most one PA instance per-machine/per-homedir. All sessions
that come and go share it. When the last session of a user terminates
and some timeout elapsed PA will terminate itself again.

> I've looked into your 'login screen ready' sound problem, and found that
> it doesn't work atm due to a pulseaudio bug:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=462537

I belive this is more of a gdm bug, though. ;-)


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