Minimum RAM requirements

Darryl Bond dbond at
Fri Feb 20 01:27:41 UTC 2009

I have been testing with a selection of my clients. I have found that
pulseaudio will not work with 64MB clients (I have a lot of them).

After boot there is a pulseaudio -D process running but the main process
that is started is not running.
I notice that it grabs a 64MB shared memory segment, even though pulse
is run with --disable-shm

If I run the pulse startup command from /usr/share/ltsp/ltsp-init-common
I get the following result:

W: main.c: Running in system mode, but --disallow-exit not set!
W: main.c: Running in system mode, but --disallow-module-loading not set!
E: shm.c: mmap() failed: Cannot allocate memory
E: core.c: pa_mempool_new() failed.
E: main.c: pa_core_new() failed.


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