[pulseaudio-discuss] pulseaudio still running before shutdown

Tanu Kaskinen tanuk at iki.fi
Fri Apr 26 08:22:58 UTC 2019

On Mon, 2019-04-22 at 12:58 +0200, Christian wrote:
> Hi Tanu,
> thanks a lot for your answer and suggestion.
> First of all I have to apologize for getting something wrong.
> I wrote:
> "I don´t know why I get this message because the shutdown works well
> despite that error message. In fact it shuts down really fast."
> That´s /incorrect/. In fact it´s like this:  the fact that pulseaudio is still running indeed *prevents the shutdown *.
> I mixed it up with another project of mine. Sorry about that.
> Now to your suggestion:
> I looked  up _/etc/pulse/daemon.conf_. 
> The "exit-idle-time"-value is currently set like so:
> ; exit-idle-time = 20
> The man-pages say: "Terminate  the  daemon after the last client quit and this time in seconds passed."
> Well, I think with the semicolon in front that value wasn´t set at all, right?
> So I´d have to get rid of the semicolon and then set "exit-idle-time = 0".
> Would that be the way to go?


> P.S.: 
> I still don´t understand why there are *two *proceses running before shutdown:
> ps -ax | grep -i pulseaudio
>  1515 ?        Sl     0:00 /usr/bin/pulseaudio --start --log-target=syslog
>  2348 ?        Sl     0:01 /usr/bin/pulseaudio --start --log-target=syslog
>  3820 pts/2    S+     0:00 grep --color=auto -i pulseaudio

I would guess the other one is for gdm. You can use "pa aux" to see
also the user of the process.



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