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

Tanu Kaskinen tanu.kaskinen at intel.com
Tue May 7 04:36:36 PDT 2013

On Tue, 2013-05-07 at 13:30 +0200, David Henningsson wrote:
> 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?

After getting more information, it looks like module-x11-xsmp doesn't
cause the bug. I'd still be OK with removing the module from
start-pulseaudio-x11 in 5.0, because the module doesn't seem useful.


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