[pulseaudio-discuss] The problem of /tmp/pulse-$USER becoming owned by root...

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Thu Jan 10 14:26:07 PST 2008


The above bug report highlights a sequence of events that cause the
/tmp/pulse-$USER folder to become owned by root. This results in $USER
being unable to play sound.

Basically start pulse as $USER and check perms on /tmp/pulse-$USER
folder. su to root and start nautilus and permissions on
/tmp/pulse-$USER change to root.

Not I've not yet been able to reproduce this myself but will try and
work out what's going on.

Just thought I'd mention it here in case anyone else has had a similar

I know we discussed on IRC about a problem where /tmp/pulse-$USER was
owned by root so I think there could be some milage in this principle
even if I can't replicate it yet....


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