[pulseaudio-discuss] only "dummy audio" available when many users want to use one audio card

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at wpkg.org
Sat Nov 21 13:18:26 PST 2009

I have a multiseat workstation - two graphics cards, two keyboards/mice, 
two monitors, but one audio card.

Before pulseaudio was mainstream, I was using ALSA, and both users could 
use audio.

Now, as my distribution started to use pulseaudio (0.9.20 since a few 
weeks), only one user can use audio.

The second user only has "dummy audio device" when starting pulseaudio.

How can I troubleshoot what is preventing the second user from using audio?

Tomasz Chmielewski

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