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

Ben Bucksch linux.news at bucksch.org
Wed Nov 9 19:26:55 PST 2011

Colin, first, thanks for your long, detailled answers!

Just a short reply:

On 09.11.2011 11:56, Colin Guthrie wrote:
> Now consider two users on an accessible system: One is visually impaired
> the other is not

- at the same time. OK, but that's really an unrealistic case now. The 
blind guy needs the sound output, so likely he doesn't have somebody 
else working on the same machine at the same time.

More realistic is: An average couple, he is a unix geek. He has a 
notebook and a tablet. The notebook is connected to speakers, running 
mpd for music. Tablet is running mpdroid and controls the mpd.

The notebook has 2 users (but never at the same time), so the geek 
doesn't want to log in to any particular account just to listen music, 
but wants mpd to work irregardless of the logged-in user.

There's no conflict, because if the music disturbs her, she'll just turn 
around and tell him to stop. Which, I think, will be true for almost all 
cases where you have 2 humans around the same computer at the same time.

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