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#1 2013-02-13 18:13:31

Registered: 2012-05-13
Posts: 22

mpd and pulseaudio

Hello all,

I am trying (so far unsuccessfully) to set up mpd with pulseaudio. I enabled mpd.service, mpd is started when I boot up. But as soon as I try playing something back with (g)mpc, I get the well known "problems opening audio device".

Before anyone asks, both mpd and pulseaudio are running under my own UID. The problem seems to be that mpd does not know how to talk to the session bus that is used by pulseaudio. This makes sense, as mpd is launched before the session bus (which is launched by startx). Therefore, mpd does not know the correct DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS and can't connect. Is there anyway to fix this behaviour? I would like to have the possibility to launch a dbus session bus before I launch mpd via systemd in such a way that the value of DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS is broadcasted to the other daemons.



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