[pulseaudio-discuss] Permanently binding an application to a sink?

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Sun Nov 9 10:32:06 PST 2008

timo wrote:
> A-ha, that's a good point. It turns out that by default, Ubuntu runs
> pulseaudio with the --system option, which means the volume and sink
> settings are not saved per-user.
> Thanks for the hint, it's working fine now.

Good good. Wonder why Ubuntu went for system wide? Lots of nice things 
don't work in system wide mode :( (as you've found! + other things like 
user switching; locking out the inactive user from sound access and 
granting it to the other, now active user etc.)

Generally speaking the only time to use system wide is on an embedded, 
user-less system or when all users require to output sound 
simultaneously (e.g. on a multi-head, but single sound o/p system.)



Colin Guthrie

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