[pulseaudio-discuss] main.c: daemon startup failed.

Sjoerd Simons sjoerd at luon.net
Sun Apr 13 06:42:52 PDT 2008

On Sun, Apr 13, 2008 at 11:36:34PM +1000, Ben Finney wrote:
> Colin Guthrie <gmane at colin.guthr.ie> writes:
> > Also don't start pulse as root unless you are running a --system
> > daemon (which is generally not recommended) - it's better to run a
> > pulseaudio daemon for each user and let consolekit take care of user
> > switching etc.
> The host where I'm starting the system daemon is the one that controls
> the audio hardware, but is not the one where the user will log in. So,
> there is no per-user PulseAudio process on the host with the hardware.
> Is that a situation in which it's correct to use a system PulseAudio
> daemon?

As your on debian, in that case edit /etc/default/pulseaudio to let
pulseaudio be started in system mode by the init script.

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