[pulseaudio-discuss] Does anyone depend on module-x11-xsmp?

David Henningsson david.henningsson at canonical.com
Tue May 7 04:30:40 PDT 2013

On 05/06/2013 12:39 PM, Tanu Kaskinen wrote:
> Hi,
> We have a bug[1], which inspired this question: who needs
> module-x11-xsmp? We load it in start-pulseaudio-x11. Its purpose is to
> prevent PulseAudio from automatically shutting itself down during the X
> session.

Actually, in /etc/pulse/default.pa it says "Register ourselves with the 
X11 session manager", but this is to save/restore settings protocol [1], 
and I don't think we save/restore any settings through it.

> That same task is handled also by module-systemd-login and
> module-console-kit. Is module-x11-xsmp completely redundant, or is it
> used in environments where systemd-login and ConsoleKit aren't
> available? Solaris perhaps?
> [1] https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=58758

I can't find a good use case for it either. Perhaps custom/embedded 
usages, where you have an X Server but not consolekit/systemd-logind?

I'd say let's drop it from start-pulseaudio-x11 for either 4.0 or 5.0, 
but keep building it for now. Makes sense?

David Henningsson, Canonical Ltd.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_session_manager

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