[pulseaudio-discuss] Accessing audio as root
lennart at poettering.net
Mon Jan 4 11:53:48 PST 2010
On Sun, 03.01.10 12:29, Gene Heskett (gene.heskett at gmail.com) wrote:
> >So, in my simplistic and user-centric point-of-view, I wonder if
> >speechd-up accepts audio INPUTS? Perhaps it could act as a pulseaudio
> >sink, with the appropriate modules, of course. It starts before the user
> >logs in and only exits after the user has logged out, of course.
> >The reasoning behind my proposal is simply that root is system-wide by
> >definition (in my understanding), hence why all Colin's proposals have
> >involved speechd-up running as a particular user while all your replies
> >have mentioned root access to pulse....
> Regardless, this problem for the visually impaired is one that needs to be
> addressed ASAP before we have a whole battalion of lawyers from the ACLU
> challenging us all in courts that we don't, by the very nature of linux, have
> the funds to defend against.
> So IMNSHO, it is something that must be done, and damn the reasons for
> architecting PA the way it currently is.
> It really is that simple.
You know, I work particularly well if I am threatened. Especially if
those threats are completely made up.
Lennart Poettering Red Hat, Inc.
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