[pulseaudio-discuss] Does pulseaudio require alsa/oss

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Sat Apr 24 08:05:01 PDT 2010

'Twas brillig, and Nix at 24/04/10 15:37 did gyre and gimble:
> On 23 Apr 2010, Colin Guthrie told this:
>> 'Twas brillig, and Nix at 23/04/10 00:43 did gyre and gimble:
>>> Fedora, at least, doesn't use ck-launch-session: it uses
>>> ck-xinit-session, which is not in upstream console-kit at all; it's in
>>> the RH-specific xinit package.
>> Can you say which pacakge provides that file? It doesn't seem to be part
>> of the main ConsoleKit spec (i.e. with a patch).
> xorg-x11-xinit-1.0.9-14, in Fedora 12 anyway.


>> I'd like to look at this file but without knowing what package it's in,
>> it's hard to comment.
> 'yum provides' is your friend...

Yeah it would be if I had a fedora install handy, but I don't which is
why I asked :)

> I can't write the docs for something I don't understand, and I'm too
> busy trying (and presently failing) to track down bugs in X, the kernel
> and KDE to spend time documenting this right now, particularly since it
> seems to be mostly GNOMEish, and GNOME and I get on like oil and water.

Consolekit is certainly not GNOME-ish IMO. It's quite low level and
interacts with udev to write device node ACLs etc. It very much applies
to all DEs. I don't know about the background, so perhaps it was driven
and proposed by the GNOME camp as a means to an end, but that doesn't
make it something that KDE folks can ignore now that it's part of the
lower level building blocks.

> At some point I also have to track down the PA client lib bug which is
> still causing me frequent hangs...

Excellent :) KUTGW :D



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