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Old 1st September 2009, 17:53
matey matey is offline
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I think you should post this thread on different forums so you may get the right answer faster.

In any case this is what I found out about PulseAudio:
When I log in as my regular user I get this msg:

matey@ubuntu9:~>/usr/bin/pulseaudio --start

I: caps.c: Limited capabilities successfully to CAP_SYS_NICE.
I: caps.c: Dropping root privileges.
I: caps.c: Limited capabilities successfully to CAP_SYS_NICE.
N: main.c: Called SUID root and real-time and/or high-priority scheduling was requested in the configuration. However, we lack the necessary privileges:
N: main.c: We are not in group 'pulse-rt', PolicyKit refuse to grant us the requested privileges and we have no increase RLIMIT_NICE/RLIMIT_RTPRIO resource limits.
N: main.c: For enabling real-time/high-priority scheduling please acquire the appropriate PolicyKit privileges, or become a member of 'pulse-rt', or increase the RLIMIT_NICE/RLIMIT_RTPRIO resource limits for this user.
But when I run it as root user I get this:

root@ubuntu9:etc>/usr/bin/pulseaudio --start
W: main.c: This program is not intended to be run as root (unless --system is specified).
So I am not sure if the system at the boot time installs the pulse-audio (drivers) with root privileges or
it does not matter who logs in and what rights they have, it will work regardless?

You can also do a
/usr/bin/pulseaudio --help
to see the diff. switches.
good luck.
(and please post the solution)

Last edited by matey; 1st September 2009 at 17:58.
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