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Re: what's with pulseaudio

On Thu, 01 Dec 2011 14:32:03 +0000, I wrote:

>> Sometime in the last month or two a regular upgrade of my Wheezy systems
>> caused them to start running /usr/bin/pulseaudio.

On Thu, 1 Dec 2011 18:58:39 +0000 (UTC), Camaleón replied:

> Yes, it is a requirement at least for the "gnome-core" metapackage. For
> others DE I can't tell.

I don't use gnome but do have it all installed.

>> And what's in these .pulse-cookie files?  I'm leery of anything with
>> "cookie" in its name.

> Hum... "man 5 pulse-client.conf" says:
> ***
> cookie-file= Specify the path to the PulseAudio authentication cookie.
> Defaults to ~/.pulse-cookie.
> ***

That's reassuring.  I guess I'll leave everything as it stands.  Thanks.

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