[pulseaudio-discuss] system-wide daemon
lennart at poettering.net
Wed Feb 10 14:33:41 PST 2010
On Tue, 09.02.10 03:16, Markus Rechberger (mrechberger at gmail.com) wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 3:01 AM, <olin.pulse.7ia at shivers.mail0.org> wrote:
> > Bill Cox:
> >> While the "right" way is not system-wide mode, in practice, I find
> >> system-wide mode to be very stable and usable on Ubuntu systems that
> >> have multiple users trying to send sound to the speakers.
> > So, I'm still wondering: what *is* the "right way" for this use case? Is it
> > the case that PulseAudio just doesn't address it?
> There is no right way pulseaudio was not designed to support multiple
> users at the same time (without the depreciated exception of running
> it as system wide daemon).
Firstly, what we don't support is simultaneous playback on the same
device by multiple different users, unless you reconfigure
things. Which is the same as for traditional alsa dmix.
Secondly, the system wide mode is not deprecated. It's just not
recommended for use for multi-user systems. It's fine on headless
devices, or on thin clients, where no local user exists.
Lennart Poettering Red Hat, Inc.
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