Description of problem:
When logged in remotely (ssh or VNC), audio is only available if the same user is also logged in locally.
Steps to Reproduce:
If logged in locally as mgpapp (X or console) on pc1:
1. [mgpapp@pc2 ~]$ ssh pc1
2. [mgpapp@pc2 ~]$ play /usr/share/sounds/purple/login.wav
The console freezes with the following display, without having played anything on the speakers of pc1:
[mgpapp@rana ~]$ play /usr/share/sounds/purple/login.wav
File Size: 192k Bit Rate: 706k
Encoding: Signed PCM
Channels: 2 @ 16-bit
In:0.00% 00:00:00.00 [00:00:02.18] Out:0 [ | ] Clip:0
Normal playback of the file login.wav through the speakers of pc1.
If I login locally into pc1 (X or console), the procedure above produced the expected results.
If I logout from pc1, the procedure above produces the freeze described above.
If I log back in, it produces expected results again again.
In Steps to Reproduce, the first line should read:
If NOT logged in locally as mgpapp (X or console) on pc1:
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