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  • fdelapena
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    I'm surprised, no PA haters so far. Nice release features, loving it even since 1.0.


    Originally posted by lumks View Post
    Decent distros use PolicyKit to make them safer

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  • nanonyme
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    FWIW pkexec may be preferable to sudo in a GUI if you have PolicyKit. It will give you a nice graphical password prompt that allows you to pick which user to authenticate with. Personally I hope we eventually get a similar fashion to Windows' elevation manifests and code signing utilized so running apps that require special capabilities automatically leads into a credential query and you get to check who signed it and whether your system trusts it. In Wayland this could be made so screengrabbing would be impossible

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  • Anvil
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    f23 may get it

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  • bobwya
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    Originally posted by markg85 View Post
    Comment the if out in start-pulseaudio-x11 and add the line:


    to /etc/pulse/default.pa

    Then switching seems to work just fine for me. Also under KDE/Plasma5

    Hope this helps others.
    Going to add this to the archlinux pulseaudio wiki.
    Oh ta, useful info

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  • markg85
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    Awesome, it really works now

    However... One of the best new feature of this pulseaudio:
    In case a sound card contains more than one profile (e g analog and HDMI profiles), module-switch-on-port-available will now switch away from the profile when no ports are available. E g, on a HTPC with headphones and HDMI outputs only, unplugging headphones will reroute the sound to HDMI, which did not work before. In addition, we also remember the last used profile for a port, so the expected HDMI profile is chosen (instead of just falling back to stereo).


    that is true on if you load the module: "
    module-switch-on-connect" (which is not loaded by default) and only works on non KDE environments.. Sadly...

    By default, pulseaudio is started via
    /bin/start-pulseaudio-x11 when you start a GUI environment (kde, plasma, gnome, etc...)

    That file includes the lines:
    if [ x"$KDE_FULL_SESSION" = x"true" ]; then
    /usr/bin/pactl load-module module-device-manager "do_routing=1" > /dev/null
    fi
    And that specific module is apparently breaking the switching from module-switch-on-connect. In this case the fix is easy.
    Comment the if out in start-pulseaudio-x11 and add the line:
    load-module module-switch-on-connect
    to /etc/pulse/default.pa

    Then switching seems to work just fine for me. Also under KDE/Plasma5

    Hope this helps others.
    Going to add this to the archlinux pulseaudio wiki.

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  • lumks
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    Originally posted by profoundWHALE View Post
    sudo nautilus /etc/apt
    Please read ... https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ro...Graphical_sudo :/

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  • profoundWHALE
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    Originally posted by D_T_G View Post
    Is there an easy way to update pulseaudio in linux mint 17.3? Currently I have 0.4 and not everything works.
    Yes, and no. It's really not that bad though. There's a PPA that would work which is:
    Code:
    ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev/pulse-testing
    And assuming you have a version that works with it, you would run:

    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev/pulse-testing
    sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y
    Otherwise you will have to do it manually. I do it like this:

    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
    Copy and paste the highest version (right now is 16.04) wherever you like, usually at the very top or very bottom.

    Code:
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-audio-dev/pulse-testing/ubuntu xenial main
    Save, and then

    Code:
    sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 72B194E5
    sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y
    I like my version because if it breaks something (which this kind of thing usually does) then all you have to use is gedit, remove the line, save and update/dist-upgrade. With add-apt-repository, it will create a separate file the same name as the ppa in /etc/apt which you simply have to delete, but I don't like to have to navigate all the way to it to find out it's name, then type it all out in the terminal like /etc/apt/sources/blahblah*.list, so instead I run sudo nautilus which sometimes breaks since it doesn't like that, so I run sudo nautilus /etc/apt
    Last edited by profoundWHALE; 22 January 2016, 11:52 AM.

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  • profoundWHALE
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    Originally posted by lumks View Post
    you'll love it and its not that insecure as mint is :P
    Ahahahaha

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  • lumks
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    Originally posted by D_T_G View Post
    Is there an easy way to update pulseaudio in linux mint 17.3? Currently I have 0.4 and not everything works.
    switch over to Manjaro and wait until next week (or 2 Weeks. maybe it'll take a while in unstable and testing). as mint user you'll love it and its not that insecure as mint is :P

    otherwise ... no

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  • D_T_G
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    Is there an easy way to update pulseaudio in linux mint 17.3? Currently I have 0.4 and not everything works.

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