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

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Thu Jan 10 15:00:04 PST 2008

Colin Guthrie wrote:
> Hi,
> http://qa.mandriva.com/show_bug.cgi?id=36643
> 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-$USER change to root.
> Not I've not yet been able to reproduce this myself but will try and
> work out what's going on.
> Just thought I'd mention it here in case anyone else has had a similar
> problem.
> I know we discussed on IRC about a problem where /tmp/pulse-$USER was
> owned by root so I think there could be some milage in this principle
> even if I can't replicate it yet....

OK I think I've replicated it. It seems to be related to autospawn. I've
reported it as a bug: http://www.pulseaudio.org/ticket/215


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