[pulseaudio-discuss] pulseaudio automatic startup

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Wed Feb 13 06:30:37 PST 2008

On Wed, 13.02.08 14:04, Colin Guthrie (gmane at colin.guthr.ie) wrote:

> On experimentation in Mandriva we've found a few problems with the
> launching via esdcompat. As pulse takes longer to initialise than esd
> did, the timeouts for starting "esd" are no longer accurate and this
> leads to a few issues (e.g. login sound not playing etc.). One super
> fast hardware this is not a major issue but for a lot of ppl it is.
> We found that by using xinit.d to start pulse (which also works for all
> desktops, not just Gnome & E) it was more reliable and even if esdcompat
> was run by gnome-session, pulse had already initialised and all was well.
> YMMV but I thought I'd report it back.

Hmm, I wonder if there are any drawbacks of this way to start PA. Does
gnome-session still upload the samples correctly if it doesn't start
esd/PA by itself? It has been a while since I last had a look on the
g-s source code.

If that's not a problem, than I might do a similar change on Fedora, too.


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