[pulseaudio-discuss] pulseaudio on maemo/n800

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Mon May 5 17:11:31 PDT 2008

On Tue, 29.04.08 11:59, Jim Carter (jimc at math.ucla.edu) wrote:

> > > user$ pulseaudio
> > > W: core-util.c: setpriority(): Permission denied
> > > E: main.c: Failed to create '/tmp/pulse-user': Permission denied
> > 
> > Can you create the folder /tmp/pulse-user yourself? Can you chown and
> > chmod OK on the filesystem? Perhaps it is a FAT filesystem and pulse is
> > failing because the chown/chmod is not working? (not looked at the code
> > for a while so not 100% sure on that one).
> The filesystem for /tmp is tmpfs, and for the main flash disc is jffs2.  
> But the expansion flash "discs" are typically vfat, hiss, boo.  
> If /tmp/pulse-user had already been created as root, probably mode 700, 
> that would explain the second "permission denied".  Pick one style, remove 
> the directory, and likely everything will be fine.  

This is btw a very good DoS attack for PA. It now has been fixed in
the glitch-free branch in SVN.


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