How to get output devices to appear in PulseAudio?

Chris Green cl at
Mon Dec 31 16:42:45 UTC 2012

On Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 10:14:57AM +0000, Colin Law wrote:
> On 31 December 2012 10:09, Chris Green <cl at> wrote:
> > ...
> > One can't use 'proper X' with modern applications because (as I said)
> > they depend on D-Bus etc.  However I guess that one *can* use VNC
> > because that effectively transfers control of the whole desktop from one
> > machine to another.
> Can you give an example of an app that shows that problem?  I
> occasionally use ssh -X and then run an X app from the ssh shell
> without problems.  Perhaps I have just been lucky with the apps I have
> tried.
Yes, some programs still work OK.

However try pavucontrol for example, it most definitely doesn't work.

Chris Green

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