[Hoary] Sound problems

Eamonn Sullivan eamonn.sullivan at gmail.com
Tue Mar 1 23:08:01 UTC 2005

On Tue, 1 Mar 2005 10:27:34 +0000, Eamonn Sullivan
<eamonn.sullivan at gmail.com> wrote:
> More information:
> <quote>
> 2. /tmp/.esd
> Also, polypaudio creates /tmp/.esd, owned by the user that created it, but
> it doesn't nicely namespace the directory by default. The next user that
> tries to invoke polypaudio with esd compat gets a module failure.
> </quote>
> from here: http://seth.intheinter.net/pipermail/polypaudio-discuss/2005-February/000038.html
> So,  basically, only the first user gets polypaudio/ESD playing
> nicely. Others can get sound, but they need to use Alsa or OSS.

I'm a bit perplexed why I have had no response to this. Should I file
a bug? Am I *really* the only one with more than one user on a
computer? Can anyone confirm that their *second* user can use

Is there a workaround? I understand this is an upstream bug, but will
it be fixed for Hoary release? Or will the developers revert?


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