[pulseaudio-discuss] Pulseaudio runs as mpd user after login

Himanshu Chug himanshu.chug at gmail.com
Fri Jul 22 01:37:05 PDT 2011

you can try :
echo "autospawn=no" >> ~/.pulse/client.conf
pulseaudio will not start automatically now,

I have not tried this but hope this works.
and may be Colin can give you better suggestion.


On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 1:42 PM, Maystar at web.de <Maystar at web.de> wrote:

> Hey,
> I'm running the latest kubuntu version on my machine with pulseaudio
> 0.9.22. For log-in I use the standard kdm. Since I've installed mpd, this
> daemon starts already while I'm booting the system. This is nice because I
> can listen music without log in. Unfortunately mpd starts pulseaudio as the
> user mpd and this instance is still running, if I'm logged in with my normal
> user account. Because this process blocks my sound card, all my user
> processes can't create any sound. So I have to stop mpd or kill the
> pulseaudio process of mpd to get my sound back. Both must be done as root
> after each boot. This is very inconvenient! Does anyone know a way to kill
> mpd's pulseaudio process on login?
> Thank
> Fabian
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