Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 436734
Sound not played on a remote X session
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:55:10 EST
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Do you expect the remote user to have an ACL on a local device?
The problem persists in Fedora 9.
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