[pulseaudio-discuss] Pulse working per-user, but not system-wide

Marc-André Lureau marcandre.lureau at gmail.com
Tue Sep 2 10:12:46 PDT 2008


On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 8:45 PM, Lennart Poettering
<lennart at poettering.net> wrote:
> On Sat, 23.08.08 18:47, John J Lee (jjl at pobox.com) wrote:
>> Clues?
> Try the usual:
> starting pa with -vvv in verbose mode.
> stracing a simple client (like pacat) to see what's going on.

Since I had a similar issue, make sure that DISPLAY is unset when you
ssh on user_b at localhost.

The variable is passed to the PA clients (at least), and they can't
connect to the system instance and try to connect on user_a at localhost
somehow, and fail  (as it seems to me).

PA should probably be more verbose about this issue, I probably had it
in the past, but couldn't find the reason.


Marc-André Lureau

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