Re: the audio group
Op Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:35:09 +0200 schreef Lennart Sorensen
On Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 08:59:37PM +0200, Floris wrote:
Dear Debian installation system Maintainers,
I was wondering if a user is still automatically added to the audio
Because it will break a systemd-pulseaudio-multiseat setup.
I thought it was still done.
And not doing it seems like it would break all existing setups.
Can you explain what would break? Pulseaudio doesn't need/ works without
the audio group.
The pulseaudio mailing list  explains:
...ConsoleKit/logind should set audio device
(/dev/snd/*) permissions so that only the "currently active" user has
access to the devices.
I don't know about the current situation, but I believe at least in the
past Debian used to add users automatically to the "audio" group, which
overrides any fancy logic that ConsoleKit/logind tries to implement.
Users in the "audio" group always have access to all devices.
Or is this a feature for Debian Pulseaudio? So when pulseaudio is
installed in Debian,
a user is removed from the audio group.