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Re: What is the policy on audio group? and, proposal of a new group for the jack audio server

On Oct 26, Kaj Ailomaa <zequence@mousike.me> wrote:

> I did find some explanations on the usage of it on this page, under
> 'Should users be in the "audio" group?'
> http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/PulseAudio/Documentation/User/PerfectSetup/,
> and from what I can determine, Debian would then fall under category 2
> as explained in the text. Is that what Debian wants?

> Package libffado2 installs a udev rules file granting audio group
> privilege to a set of firewire audio cards (which are primarily used
> with jack). This is quite a nice setup, since users are already in audio
> group and need only install jack in order to get the benefit of realtime
> scheduling.
Debian users should not be in the audio group: if the devices are not 
already covered by the rules in /lib/udev/rules.d/71-seat.rules then 
they should be tagged with TAG+="seat" so that users on the local 
consoles will be able to access them..

> So, I would propose to use a new group, specifically for jack (and
I see no obvious downsides.


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