Re: [orca-list] ALSA Card Ordering [Was: I hate pulse]

Rob writes:
 ...The only problem I have with pulse is that age old thing about not having speech in boht the console and 
the gui. You had to jump through hoops to get both working. The work around was to do something with pulse 
starting in daemon or system mode rather than user mode. But pulse didn't like you doing that for some reason.
I haven't played with pulse for a long time, so I don't know if this issue still exists. I'd rather just 
avoid it entirely where I can.

I don't have the page bookmarked, so can't point you to a URI, but I
read in the pulse docs about this. Their rationale is security. Running
as root would enable you to snoop on someone's microphone, if there are
multiple terminals connected to a particular computer.

I find their use cases unbelievably edge-case and totaly specious. Yes,
in theory they're correct. But, I'd wager there are far more blind users
being inconvenienced by this than will ever set up multiple keyboards,
displays and audio devices attaching to the same computer in multiple
rooms--the only way I can see justifying their security concerns.

At this point I tend to start using not so nice expressions.



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