Bug 436734 - Sound not played on a remote X session
Sound not played on a remote X session
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hal (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-03-09 23:55 EDT by Anil Seth
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:55 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 01:08:53 EST
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Description Anil Seth 2008-03-09 23:55:52 EDT
Description of problem:

Starting a remote session using 'X -query server' from a client does not play
sound on the client system, though the sound plays if instead I start a remote
application using ssh -X from a local session.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Server is X64 and client is i386.

How reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:

1.Boot client in init 3.
2.Login and start 'pulseaudio &' (/etc/pulse/default.pa : network access enabled
and module-x11-publish is disabled)
3.Run 'X -query server'
4.Login to remote server. User has PULSE_SERVER set.
5.paplay somefile.wav

Actual results: 

6. No Sound
7. Switch to tty1 (ctrl+alt+f1) and the sound plays
8. Switch back to gui (ctl+alt+f7) and the sound stops

Expected results:

The behaviour should be as in the following case:
I login and start pulseaudio as above.
If instead of 'X -query server', I start a local icewm-session and then run
'Xephyr -query server :1', 
login to the remote server as above
now, if I run 'paplay somefile.wav', the sound plays as expected.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Lennart Poettering 2008-03-28 16:51:54 EDT
of course, for module-x11-publish to work you need to start PA *after* X11 is

This looks like an issue in the CK/HAL permission management. If you start X
like that no proper CK session seems to be created and thus the PA never gets
the ACLs set up properly.

I am reassigning this to HAL now, in the hope davidz can enlighten us how this
should be working.
Comment 2 David Zeuthen 2008-03-28 18:08:57 EDT
Do you expect the remote user to have an ACL on a local device?
Comment 3 Anil Seth 2008-06-03 00:08:14 EDT
The problem persists in Fedora 9.
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