[pulseaudio-discuss] recommended PA config for an "embedded" box

Maarten Bosmans mkbosmans at gmail.com
Thu Jun 3 23:27:38 PDT 2010

2010/6/3 Manuel Klemenz <m.klemenz at gmx.at>:
> Hi guys...
> I'm running a small Linux box/server in my home network where also my speaker
> are attached. this box is running 24/7 (at least almost) and only accessible
> over network - so no mouse, keyboard or video output is attached thereto.

I've got something similar here, but mostly using the sound server for
recording/streaming purposes with a USB soundcard.

> A year ago I set up the box to run pulseaudio as system wide deamon in order
> to route my laptop's sound output there when I'm at home (utilizing gentoo's
> init-scripts). As I've read in PA's wiki, this setup is strongly discouraged
> and PA shouldn't be run in this way. Additionally those scripts are no longer
> installed after updating/upgrading PA to 0.9.21

In Ubuntu the init script is still available. (disabled by default, of course)

> so here's my question: how do I avoid this config - or in other words, what's
> the recommended way for such a setup?

I would say that this is one of the few (perhaps the only?) cases in
which system wide PulseAudio makes sense. It is discouraged mainly for
desktops setups. You can search the mailing list archives for a

> --
> best regards,
> Manuel Klemenz


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