[pulseaudio-discuss] pavucontrol -- server selection?
gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Mon Feb 25 01:35:22 PST 2008
David Kågedal wrote:
>> well, i was about to point out that i'd already tried PULSE_SERVER,
>> but i tried it again, and now it works. dammit. :-)
>> i have no idea why it didn't work before. i found the command in
>> my shell history to re-run it, so it wasn't a typo. i've used pulse
>> to listen to some music in the meantime, but i'd be surprised if that
>> affected how pavucontrol works. :-/
>> well.... wait. it now works remotely, but not locally.
>> okay. i'm confused.
> It sounds like you need to show us exactly the commands you
> run. Starting from a fresh shell.
Yeah I think you may not be using/understanding "export" correctly.
>From a fresh shell you can do:
$ PULSE_SERVER=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx pavucontrol
for a one use only remote pavucontrol,
Or you can do (as two separate commands)
$ export PULSE_SERVER=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
The export will set the variable for the duration of the shell session
so no matter how often you run pavucontrol (or any other pulse-aware app
for that matter) it will work with the server you specify.
You can use:
$ unset PULSE_SERVER
to clear it.
If you use a shell other than bash then the commands you use may be
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