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Install the pulseaudio package and ConsoleKit2 if you want to continue with PulseAudio#Recommended_setup".

 # xbps-install -S 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 andConsoleKit2 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 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 start-pulseaudio-x11 & to your .xinitrc 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 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 SystemWide.