[pulseaudio-discuss] pulseaudio on maemo/n800

Kwan Hong Lee kwan at media.mit.edu
Tue Apr 29 10:54:37 PDT 2008

Do I need PolicyKit?

When I do configure I get the following output

    Have X11:               yes
    Enable OSS:             yes
    Enable Alsa:            yes
    Enable Solaris:         no
    Enable GLib 2.0:        yes
    Enable GConf:           yes
    Enable Avahi:           no
    Enable Jack:            no
    Enable Async DNS:       no
    Enable LIRC:            no
    Enable HAL:             yes
    Enable BlueZ:           yes
    Enable TCP Wrappers:    no
    Enable libsamplerate:   yes
    Enable PolicyKit:       no
    System User:            pulse
    System Group:           pulse
    Realtime Group:         pulse-rt
    Access Group:           pulse-access


On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 4:53 AM, Colin Guthrie <gmane at colin.guthr.ie> wrote:

> Colin Guthrie wrote:
> > Can you create the folder /tmp/pulse-user yourself? Can you chown and
> > chmod OK on the filesystem? Perhaps it is a FAT filesystem and pulse is
> > failing because the chown/chmod is not working? (not looked at the code
> > for a while so not 100% sure on that one).
> This may be what's happening looking at the code, this function is
> responsible for creating the /tmp/pulse-user folder:
> http://www.pulseaudio.org/browser/tags/release-0.9.10/src/pulsecore/core-util.c#L176
> And this check:
> http://www.pulseaudio.org/browser/tags/release-0.9.10/src/pulsecore/core-util.c#L215
> will return an EACCESS (permission denied I believe) error if it is not
> created in a secure manner.
> Try hacking that check to in your compilation to see if it works for you.
> I guess the code should check not for a Win32 OS but rather a filesystem
> that does not support owners/groups/perms, but that's no doubt a bit
> trickier!
> Hope this is the problem.
> Col
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