[pulseaudio-discuss] No shutdown/startup sounds in gnome

Richi Plana richip at richip.dhs.org
Sat Feb 23 07:27:21 PST 2008

Can't a system daemon use some authentication method (like a remote
pulseaudio daemon authenticating remote requests) to authenticate and
authorize local audio usage requests? That would simplify permissions
problems, when PA starts and even allow multiple access for multiple
users (should it be desired). Does consolekit expose a remote service
that would allow processes to authenticate processes connecting to it
using their PID?

On Sat, 2008-02-23 at 10:38 +0000, Colin Guthrie wrote:
> JaM wrote:
> > Do you have pulseaudio starting on a per user basis or as a service? 
> > What are the benefits/disadvantages of each?
> Per user.
> It's the recommended way as it allows things like user switching to work
> as expected (e.g. when I login as a second user, the first user's sound
> is effectively muted). This is all handled thanks to consolekit.
> Also with a system daemon you have added user management overheads
> (users have to be in a certain group to access the daemon etc.)
> Col
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