[pulseaudio-discuss] using PulseAudio without D-Bus?

Crni Gorac cgorac at gmail.com
Tue Jan 9 22:22:08 UTC 2018

On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 7:47 PM, Tanu Kaskinen <tanuk at iki.fi> wrote:
> On Tue, 2018-01-09 at 09:47 +0100, Crni Gorac wrote:
>> Is it possible to specify somehow in PulseAudio config files that
>> D-Bus should not be used?  I achieved the effect by commenting out
>> loading Bluetooth and ConsoleKit modules in my default.pa file, but am
>> wondering is it possible to do the same in a more explicit way.
> It's possible to build PulseAudio without D-Bus support. If PulseAudio
> has been built with D-Bus support, PulseAudio will use it, there's no
> option to disable it.

I see, thanks for the clarification.

But if it is obviously able to work even if D-Bus is not present on
system, why would PulseAudio refuse to start if it's just that some of
its modules cannot find D-Bus?  Wouldn't it make more sense if in the
case I described above, any Bluetooth audio devices,
discoverable/reachable/whatever only through D-Bus, stay inaccessible,
but PulseAudio still keeps working with other available audio devices?

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