On Fri, 2007-01-19 at 21:30 +0100, Pierre Ossman wrote:
> Ah, I was wrong about the range, sorry. But still, after adding myself
> to the pulse-rt group, and logging in again, pulseaudio won't start,
> this time complaining about a nonreadable $HOME/.pulse/daemon.conf.
Now this shouldn't happen. It should use your local conf if it exists,
but fall back to the global otherwise.
I'll ask monty about this. I believe he investigated this particular
problem in depth.
> Clearly, some work is needed to make pulseaudio-based sound work
> out of the box.
Definitely, I just have too much on my table to do more than just basic
maintenance of the package.
Ok, I'll be happy to file some bugs and provide patches.
How about this list of changes as a starting point:
- Split esound into esound (daemon and utils) and esound-libs (#223503)
- Make the package install /usr/bin/esd instead of /usr/bin/esdcompat
and make it conflict with esound - that should take care of
most of the gnome stack.
- Figure out a way to avoid the pulse-rt group requirement, or
alternatively, add users to pulse-rt automatically.
- Make module-hal-detect work with recent kernels