[pulseaudio-discuss] multiseat and PulseAudio?

David Henningsson david.henningsson at canonical.com
Sun May 15 23:49:19 PDT 2011

On 2011-05-14 17:46, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
> Traditionally, UNIX systems were supporting multiseat desktop sessions
> (i.e. multiple keyboards, video cards, monitors attached to one PC).
> According to:
> http://pulseaudio.org/wiki/WhatIsWrongWithSystemMode
> What is wrong with system mode?
> Or with other words: if you run it that way on your desktop,
> then you are doing it the wrong way.
> What is the correct way to use PulseAudio with multiseat systems?

Assuming there is also one sound card per seat, you should run one 
PulseAudio per seat, and as the user currently logged in to that seat. 
Exactly how to do that, i e set up access to the right sound card for 
the logged in user (with ConsoleKit etc) is beyond my knowledge though.

David Henningsson, Canonical Ltd.

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