[pulseaudio-discuss] multiseat and PulseAudio?

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Mon May 16 01:43:00 PDT 2011

Op 16-5-2011 8:49, David Henningsson schreef:
> 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.
Currently i use a script to set the users' default sink according the 
display he is on, because you do not know which user is logged in on 
which display.

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