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

Ben Finney bignose+hates-spam at benfinney.id.au
Sun Apr 13 16:23:28 PDT 2008

Tanu Kaskinen <tanuk at iki.fi> writes:

> pulseaudio isn't meant to be run as root.

The host which has the audio hardware (device nodes owned by
'root:audio') is where I want the PulseAudio daemon started, so that I
can play sound to it from the host where my normal user session is

I'm interested in PulseAudio because I thought this situation was
exactly what the client-server architecture of PulseAudio was designed
for. Am I wrong?

> When running as a per-user daemon, all it takes to enable real-time
> scheduling is to put the user to pulse-rt group

There's no per-user daemon on the host with the audio hardware,
because the user doesn't log into that host.

If I'm wrong in any of the above information, I'd love to get better

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