Pulseaudio stops when in TTY with different user

asked 2014-05-25 21:21:45 -0500

Ivaylo Petrov gravatar image

updated 2014-09-30 15:22:10 -0500

mether gravatar image

I would like to configure pulseaudio so that I can listen to music played from the X session of mainUser when I am logged in with a different user (lets say otherUser) on some tty (lets say tty3). I would also like to be able to hear some audio that is played by otherUser in the same time.

I found some solution that would allow otherUser to connect to the pulseaudio server of mainUser here. It was working fine on Fedora 19, but after I updated to Fedora 20 this solution did not work properly. The problem is that when I switch to tty3 the sound stops. When I switch back to the X session, I hear the sound, even if it is played by otherUser. I came accross that article, which says that polkit is doing this and that I need to run sudo polkit-action --set-defaults-inactive org.freedesktop.hal.device-access.sound yes. I can't find polkit-action and I don't know have anything like org.freedesktop.hal.device-access.sound in /usr/share/polkit-1/actions and I couldn't find any package that would provide it.

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

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Did you ever find a solution to this problem? I have the same issue :|

Ramblurr gravatar imageRamblurr ( 2014-10-09 03:05:22 -0500 )edit