[pulseaudio-discuss] Does pulseaudio require alsa/oss

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Sat Apr 24 14:45:18 PDT 2010

On Fri, 23.04.10 00:43, Nix (nix at esperi.org.uk) wrote:

> It is not mentioned in any of the (seriously limited) documentation in
> the console-kit source tree. The comment at the top of the source file,
> helpfully *below* a massive copyright boilerplate to make it easy to
> miss, reads 'Gate a process inside of a ConsoleKit session', which does
> not indicate to me that it would do a thing if you ran it on its own
> (though obviously if you gave it a process to run, I'd expect that
> process to be running inside a CK session).
> If you run it without parameters, it runs a shell, so running it in the
> background like that looks... unhelpful.
> 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. It's derived from ck-launch-session but
> does some incomprehensible-to-non-dbus-hackers and uncommented thrashing
> about with dbus first. It too appears to run a shell and then exit, so
> how it does what it does is equally mysterious to me. Of course, it,
> also, has no documentation whatsoever.
> I love the new Linux world. :/

Instead of complaining, why don't you try to help? Try to figure out
what is really going on, I am pretty sure the authors will be helpful
and give you a few hints on IRC. Then put together some documentation
patches based on that and post them. I am pretty sure they'd be well

And then the next time somebody wonders what all this is about he'll be

Free Software is not a one-way street. Contributions always welcome.


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