16.04 sound problem

Oliver Grawert ogra at ubuntu.com
Thu Jul 7 18:24:17 UTC 2016


hi,
Am Donnerstag, den 07.07.2016, 17:58 +0100 schrieb R Kimber:
> On Thu, 07 Jul 2016 18:42:25 +0200
> Oliver Grawert wrote:
> 
> > 
> > in (k,x,l)ubuntu-desktop pulseaudio is installed by default and
> > ships a
> > desktop session startup script ... so while your desktop session is
> > running (i.e. while you are logged in to a graphical desktop),
> > pulse
> > should do too... 
> I can see that it's listed in the startup applications as
> enabled.  The
> command it uses seems to be: start-pulseaudio-x11
> 

/etc/xdg/autostart/pulseaudio.desktop  is the file that generally is
handled by the desktop sessions to spawn pulse (and yes, it runs start-
pulseaudio-x11.

> If I try this from the command line I get:
> 
> Connection failure: Connection refused
> pa_context_connect() failed: Connection refused
> 
well, this could be a logind/policykit/dbus issue. what desktop do you
run and what login manager do you use for it ?

> Should it be run as root?
no, it should not (never run session apps as root, if the app is
writtten badly it will re-own user files or caches to root and it might
break the ability to run it as user. you can search the early archives
of this ML where nautilus when run as root did actually trash your user
setup so badly that you could not log in anymore)

ciao
	oli
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