[pulseaudio-tickets] [PulseAudio] #315: ./pulse hidden directory

PulseAudio trac-noreply at tango.0pointer.de
Fri Jun 27 03:12:23 PDT 2008

#315: ./pulse hidden directory
  Reporter:  gohanz  |       Owner:  lennart
      Type:  defect  |      Status:  new    
  Priority:  normal  |   Milestone:         
 Component:  daemon  |    Severity:  normal 
Resolution:          |    Keywords:         
Comment (by coling):

 I think you mean {{{/.pulse}}} not {{{./pulse}}} :)

 Running pulse in system wide mode is generally not recommended... it's
 only really appropriate for e.g. small embedded systems that do not really
 have a concept of users... or a system where you want multiple users to be
 able to play sound all at once (which IMO is nasty and could lead to
 eavesdropping but there may be some legitimate reasons for wanting this).

 This is probably happening due to the fact that pulseaudio is run when
 $HOME is set to / for some user... (probably root during boot up or
 similar). I'm just guessing here. Be aware that it may not be the daemon
 starting that creates this folder; it could be a pulseclient that's doing

Ticket URL: <http://www.pulseaudio.org/ticket/315#comment:1>
PulseAudio <http://pulseaudio.org/>
The PulseAudio Sound Server

More information about the pulseaudio-bugs mailing list