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As this wiki is deprecated, and will soon disappear, please refer to [https://docs.voidlinux.org/config/media/pulseaudio.html the "PulseAudio" section of the Void Handbook].
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[http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/PulseAudio/ PulseAudio]
[[Install]] {{pkg|alsa-utils}}, {{pkg|pulseaudio}} and {{pkg|ConsoleKit2}} if you want to continue with [[PulseAudio#Recommended_setup]]".
  # xbps-install -S alsa-utils pulseaudio ConsoleKit2
Make sure your [[alsa]] output device is not muted and  [[enable]] the [[alsa]] [[runit]] [[service]] to save and restore [[alsa]] levels and configuration between reboots.
  # ln -s /etc/sv/alsa /var/service/
===Recommended setup===
In this setup [[PulseAudio]] needs [[dbus]] and[[ConsoleKit2]] to change access permissions to the audio device.
Therefor you don't need the audio group, for more infos, take a look at  Ubuntu's Wiki page about [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Audio/TheAudioGroup TheAudioGroup].
[[Enable]] the required [[runit]] [[services]]:
# ln -s /etc/sv/dbus /var/service/
# ln -s /etc/sv/cgmanager /var/service/
# ln -s /etc/sv/consolekit /var/service/
In some cases you have to add <code>start-pulseaudio-x11 &</code> to your <code>.xinitrc</code> file.
===System wide setup===
PulseAudio supports a system wide daemon that can be used with voidlinux.
The system wide setup should be avoided in most common cases for security and performance reasons.
More informations why you should not use the system wide mode is available in the PulseAudio documentation at [http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/PulseAudio/Documentation/User/WhatIsWrongWithSystemWide/ WhatIsWrongWithSystemWide].
Enable the pulseaudio service
# ln -s /etc/sv/pulseaudio /var/service/
Add all users that should have access to [[pulseaudio]] to the `pulse-access` group.
# usermod -a -G pulse-access $USER
Visit the PulseAudio documentation for more informations [http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/PulseAudio/Documentation/User/SystemWide/ SystemWide].

Latest revision as of 14:35, 13 June 2020

As this wiki is deprecated, and will soon disappear, please refer to the "PulseAudio" section of the Void Handbook.