[pulseaudio-discuss] Starting PulseAudio using SystemD

Vallabha Hampiholi vallabha.pa at googlemail.com
Mon Aug 1 19:17:30 PDT 2011

Hello Tanu,

I am planning to run PulseAudio is system-wide mode.

Service startup is done by another colleague and he faced some issue with
regards to loading alsa sink module (system.pa) with hardcoded parameters

But it works fine when PulseAudio is started the regular way.


On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 10:21 PM, Tanu Kaskinen <tanuk at iki.fi> wrote:

> On Mon, 2011-08-01 at 19:12 +0530, Vallabha Hampiholi wrote:
> > Hello All,
> >
> > Can anyone point me to the exact steps to be followed to start PulseAudio
> > using SystemD?
> Could you be more specific? Are you planning to run Pulseaudio in the
> system-wide mode or in the per-user mode? In per-user mode I don't think
> there's anything special in systemd - per-user daemons are not handled
> by the init program, be it SysV init or systemd or anything else.
> If you plan to use the system-wide mode, then perhaps someone can tell
> how they have set up their system-wide Pulseaudio in a systemd-based
> environment. It's entirely possible that nobody has done that yet,
> though, given that systemd is a new thing and the system-wide mode is
> recommended against. Have you read the systemd documentation, though?
> I'd imagine that it's not rocket science to write the needed
> configuration to launch "pulseaudio --system" at boot...
> --
> Tanu
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