[pulseaudio-discuss] System wide simultaneously multi user audio not working

Markus markus at eserver.homelinux.org
Tue Mar 19 10:11:05 UTC 2019

nevermind, it spontaneously started to work without changing anything...

Am 19.03.19 um 01:40 schrieb Markus:
> Hi Pulseaudio-list
> I would like to simultaniously use the same audio device from two
> simultaniously logged in users on the same machine by using the system
> wide setup. I know about the security shortcomings.
> After configuring, the process list shows that the pulseaudio process
> only runs system wide as "pulse" user now. And the users don't spawn
> their own process. So it looks fine and the audio works. The volume
> status is shared too :-)
> But as soon as I switch to another x11 console with a different user,
> then the audio from the other console stops working, even despite using
> this system wide setup.
> Question: Is there anything more I can do? For example from a
> ConsoleKit/systemd/hal/udev perspecitve?
> I need the x11 sessions so not prevent the other sessions to play audio.
> because I assume, the pulseaudio server should be ready to use for all
> of the users...
> The users are in the pulse-access group as needed. As a test, I also
> tried to put the users into the audio group, although I thought it
> should not be necessary. Didn't work.
> Linux intel 4.18.0-16-generic
> Ubuntu 18.10
> pulseaudio 12.2
> Pulseaudio is started by:
> /usr/bin/pulseaudio --daemonize=no --system --disallow-exit
> --disallow-module-loading --realtime --log-target=journal
> I would be glad for any tips. I tried for hours and hours...
> I slowly starting considering buying a second computer for background
> playback stuff and mix the streams by hardware...
> Regards,
> Markus
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