[pulseaudio-discuss] How Do I avoid System Mode?
jim at duda.tzo.com
Sun Jun 21 09:57:56 PDT 2009
I have a couple of computers which are "headless" nodes. I run the pulseaudio sound server
on them for network audio, however, no user ever logs in. Because of this, I am forced to
run the pulseaudio server in system mode. I know of all the reasons which I shouldn't be
using system mode. Is there some other means I can run these "headless" machines to use
pulseaudio without system mode? How can I fake the the system out such that they think
a user is logged in? I haven't yet figured out how pulseaudio auto starts on a system
which a user logged into gnome. I realize it has something to do with esdcompat, however,
I don't understand the hook into gnome itself.
Both of these headless nodes run a streamlined version of Fedora 10. They don't run
all the typcical services which a login node would run. For example, they don't run
"dbus", but they could. I'm not sure which services matter to pulse.
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