[pulseaudio-discuss] Remaining PA process after X logout

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Sat Feb 24 10:17:38 UTC 2018


we've stumbled on a long-standing issue with PA, namely, PA fails to
start after relogin quickly.  The details and discussions are found in

In short, the problem is that the session management removes
$XDG_RUNTIME_DIR (/run/users/*) after logout while PA remains running.
This leaves also the ESD socket in /tmp/esd-$uid, too.  When re-login,
a new PA process is kicked off because the old socket in /run/user/*
is gone.  Then it hits with the existing /tmp/esd-$uid, considering as
a fatal error, hence it aborts.

Now the primary question is what's the right approach to fix this.
I guess the best would be to kill PA properly at each X session logout
instead of self-killing after idle.  Then where's the best place to put

And, why this seems appearing only on KDE or else but not in GNOME is 
still another question.  Maybe there is any missing piece in other

Any comments/hints appreciated.



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