I guess I'm having a couple of problems..
On Thu, 13 Dec 2007, Will Woods wrote:
1) /etc/alsa/pulse-default.conf makes pcm.pulse the default ALSA
- This file is provided by alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.
This is OK.
2) When you log in through gdm/kdm, HAL grants you read/write access
the ALSA device nodes.
- This is handled by ConsoleKit, but wdm/xdm don't support it properly.
- Strictly speaking this has nothing to do with PulseAudio.
I'm using gdm (default config), but /dev/dsp, /dev/audio and don't
give me perms, I guess this is a problem:
crw-rw----+ 1 root root 14, 3 2007-12-12 20:14 /dev/dsp
3) When GNOME/KDE/etc start up, they start pulseaudio.
- Actually, GNOME starts ESD, but /usr/bin/esd -> esdcompat
- esdcompat is provided by pulseaudio-esound-compat
- kde-settings-pulseaudio provides /etc/kde/env/pulseaudio.sh
Right -- I''m using XFCE so I think I'm hosed.
I guess in the xfce rpms should start up something like this in their
init scripts (but don't).
I wonder if there could have been some Conflicts: or other magic in
the RPMs that would prevent making pulseaudio default if the user has
a setup which is known not to work.
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