Pulseaudio not restarting after crash

Lennart Poettering mzerqung at 0pointer.de
Tue Oct 9 20:45:12 UTC 2007

On Tue, 09.10.07 14:28, Callum Lerwick (seg at haxxed.com) wrote:

> On Tue, 2007-10-09 at 20:42 +0200, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> > PA is right now started trhough a compatibility script called "esd"
> > form gnome-session. So, while gnome-session thinks it starts esd it
> > actually starts PulseAudio. And gnome-session doesn't restart esd by
> > default. It's more a bug in esd then in PA.
> Yeah but the ESD libs like to start up esd if its not already running.
> Should PA do the same? If the PA libs autostarted the daemon on demand,
> would you even need to start it with the session?

libesd should be able to autostart PA if required, thinking that it
starts up esd. The esd compatibility script should behave perfectly
like the real esd in this aspect.

However, I beleive that autostarting PA is a really bad idea, which is
why on Fedora PA is by default started by gnome-session. PA nowadays
closes the audio devices as soon as 1s after they become idle. So
basically there's no reason to not keep PA around all the time anymore.


Lennart Poettering                        Red Hat, Inc.
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