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Old 01-11-2009, 06:22 AM   #1
cxs
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Pulseaudio Server and Artsd Server Startup


I have observed that the pulseaudio daemon in Fedora 10 runs on demand, when a sound is being played.

In older distros, artsd was running as a deamon.

Could someone explain or point me to a document describing how the pulse daemon/artsd are being automatically started? Is it alsa which starts it or not?

I have looked at rc.d and other obvious places and cannot find out how it gets started.

Also, I am running X without KDE or Gnome, therefore the pulse daemon must be started from somewhere else.
 
Old 01-14-2009, 11:03 AM   #2
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Also, I am running X without KDE or Gnome, therefore the pulse daemon must be started from somewhere else.
I am kind of in the same boat. I am running fvwm rather than gnome or KDE. I think the pulse daemon is tied into those two window managers directly.
 
Old 01-15-2009, 12:48 AM   #3
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I am kind of in the same boat. I am running fvwm rather than gnome or KDE. I think the pulse daemon is tied into those two window managers directly.
I would like to point out two scripts in F10:

/usr/bin/esdcompat: which redirects to pulseaudio, and
/usr/bin/start-pulseaudio-x11: which apparently starts the pulse daemon server

I also traced the ppid of pulseaudio and it seems to be gconf-helper, which is another pulseaudio executable in /usr/libexec/pulse/gconf-helper

However, what I am still unable to trace is where/how the deamon is started: looked at /etc/X11 and cannot see anything, looked at /etc/rc*, the same. On possibility is that it's started from alsa itself due to the presence of pulse in its configuration files...
 
  


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