[pulseaudio-discuss] "Permission denied" to remote shell?

Brandon Kuczenski brandon.kuczenski at 301south.net
Tue Nov 9 21:52:12 PST 2010


I am running pulseaudio [0.9.21-63-gd3efa-dirty] in system mode.  I just 
discovered that an identical command to play audio with mplayer works when 
logged into a local shell but fails when logged in remotely.

Basically, using gnome-terminal on the desktop:

luser at poppy:/music$ mplayer -ao pulse my-song.mp3

and that works.

But when logged in via ssh [as luser], the same command does not work: I 
get the following in mplayer output:

AO: [pulse] Init failed: Connection refused
Failed to initialize audio driver 'pulse'

Is there a reason for this? or am I somehow misconfigured?

Thanks for any clarification,

More information about the pulseaudio-discuss mailing list