Forbid user control over ALSA [disable PolicyKit?]

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Thu Jun 18 18:00:51 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 5:24 PM, Christian Svensson<blue at> wrote:
> They should be able to use flash etc, but not with sound.
> If I allow them to use flash at the moment and they use something that produce sound (i.e. youtube) that
> sound will disrupt the stream from mpd.
> Exactly that example does not work in real life as my alsa does not have mixing, but the general idea applies.

This isn't solving your problem any, but I'm curious to find out more
about what you are doing.  Can't you just let the audio mix?  or if
not, why not throw another $15 audio card in the machine and send only
mpd to it? or is there more to this?  Seems like a square post round
hole kinda problem.


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bool /apps/update-notifier/auto_launch false

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