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

timo dmtimo at gmail.com
Mon Nov 10 02:30:36 PST 2008

On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 7:53 AM, A. C. Censi <accensi at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 9, 2008 at 4:32 PM, Colin Guthrie <gmane at colin.guthr.ie> wrote:
>> timo wrote:
>> Good good. Wonder why Ubuntu went for system wide? ...
> In my standard Intrepid (8.10), there is a system wide pulseaudio loader on
> init.d, but the default action is to avoid loading of pulseaudio
> system-wide. There is a switch in /etc/default/pulseaudio that disallows
> system-wide loading with a very strong warning against it::
> # Start the PulseAudio sound server in system mode.
> # (enables the pulseaudio init script)
> # System mode is not the recommended way to run PulseAudio as it has some
> # limitations (such as no shared memory access) and could potentially allow
> # users to disconnect or redirect each others audio streams. The
> # recommend way to run PulseAudio is as a per-session daemon. For GNOME
> # sessions you can install pulseaudio-esound-compat and GNOME will
> # automatically start PulseAudio on login (if ESD is enabled in
> # System->Preferences->Sound). For other sessions, you can simply start
> # PulseAudio with "pulseaudio --daemonize".
> # 0 = don't start, 1 = start

Yes, you're right. Just checked on a fresh 8.10 and on a system that went from
8.04 > 8.10, and both have pulseaudio running in per-user mode. The
/etc/default/pulseaudio file on my system must have changed somewhere somehow
over the past couple of years, my bad.

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