[pulseaudio-discuss] shm_open() error on FreeBSD

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Mon May 28 15:36:53 PDT 2007

On Sun, 13.05.07 13:08, Svein Halvor Halvorsen (pulse at svein.halvorsen.cc) wrote:

> When using pulse as an ordinary user on FreeBSD, I get an shm_open() error:
> $ ogg123 file.ogg
> shm.c: shm_open() failed: Permission denied
> Assertion failed: (pool), function pa_pstream_new, file 
> pulsecore/pstream.c, line 221.
> Abort trap: 6 (core dumped)

I am not FreeBSD user, but you probably have some access issues with
your POSIX shared memory file system. On Linux this is implemented
using a tmpfs mounted to /dev/shm. 

You should find out how POSIX shm is implemented on FreeBSD. Most
likely it is implemented as a mountable fs as well.

Diego, maybe you can help Svein?


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