Re: what's with pulseaudio
At Thu, 1 Dec 2011 14:32:03 +0000 (UTC), I wrote:
>> Did pulseaudio replace some other audio system? If I shut it down will I
>> have no sound?
On Thu, 1 Dec 2011 08:00:29 -0800, Kelly Clowers replied:
>> You should check the reverse depends on PA to see what installed it.
There were 32 reverse dependencies, including one I recognized. Mplayer
plays some videos in iceweasel.
>> And what's in these .pulse-cookie files? I'm leery of anything with
>> "cookie" in its name.
> Uh, that is odd, but ok. Do you also worry about the X11 cookie?
I am not aware of an X11 file here that meets the stated criterion (with
"cookie" in its name). I do at the moment have /tmp/serverauth.Jx9TgHJbS8
and don't worry about that. It may as you say be odd, but I still associate
"cookie" with clandestine attempts to track my purchases and inundate me with
follow-up advertising. This is why, for example, I have ~/.macromedia linked
to /dev/null. I gather that ~/.pulse-cookie is something else.