[pulseaudio-discuss] using pulseaudio with simultaneous playback from mutiple X sessions

Martin Steigerwald Martin at lichtvoll.de
Wed Nov 9 01:50:00 PST 2011

Am Montag, 7. November 2011 schrieb Maarten Bosmans:
> > Hi!
> > 
> > I have two users on my laptop. When I start to playback sound from
> > the session of the first user and then switch to the second user
> > pulseaudio stops to play back sound from the first user. This way I
> > also do not hear appointment reminders from the session thats
> > currently not active unless I switch again.
> Correct. This is by design.

I have removed Pulseaudio from my main machine now again.

To be fair, sound playback via ALSA does not work in mutiple sessions in 
the moment too. If Amarok is playing on one session I can´t play audio 
from the second one. I thought that this would be mixed automatically. 
Maybe there was some asound.conf in place that I replaced my one for 
Pulseaudio. Thus at least this seems to need additional setup with ALSA 
too on my machine at the moment.

Anyway, I can have Amarok playback music, while I work on my company´s 
user session and that was all I wanted and what Pulseaudio won´t give me 
easily. I might still followup the bugs I found on my Amarok playback 
machine, a ThinkPad T23, at home. Lets see.

Martin 'Helios' Steigerwald - http://www.Lichtvoll.de
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