[pulseaudio-discuss] Remaining PA process after X logout
rdieter at math.unl.edu
Sun Feb 25 19:16:32 UTC 2018
Takashi Iwai wrote:
> 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.
Combine that with default in /etc/pulse/daemon.conf :
exit-idle-time = 20
and it takes up to that long for it to exit. In fedora, to mitigate this
risk, we've dropped that from 20 to 4 , but that still leaves a small window
I'd welcome anything better.
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