[pulseaudio-discuss] using pulseaudio with simultaneous playback from mutiple X sessions
Martin at lichtvoll.de
Wed Nov 9 02:28:38 PST 2011
Am Mittwoch, 9. November 2011 schrieb Martin Steigerwald:
> 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.
dmix is set by standard as of ALSA 1.0.9rc2 
but getfacl shows that only one of my users is added to the ACL list for
device files in /dev/snd. Whyever...
So its going to be the good old way around: I added both users to group
audio. I removed them from there for the perfect pulseaudio setup.
Now I get simultaneous audio on both sessions without a glitch. And
frankly I don´t care whether thats by design or not. I even don´t care
about the recording issue for these two users, cause they are both mine.
A mailing list reader suggested a VM for the second user, but all I just
want is two KDE sessions with audio simultaneously and now I just got want
I wanted. Why use a VM when its not needed?
I still hope that Pulseaudio can give me this by a simple configuration
option one time. I stand by it that this is a perfectly valid setup and do
not want to dictacted to organize my stuff differently by software or
Martin 'Helios' Steigerwald - http://www.Lichtvoll.de
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