Re: Running sndiod as user sndiod on Arch Linux

From: Alexandre Ratchov <alex_at_caoua.org>
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 - 07:09:23 CEST
On Sun, Sep 17, 2017 at 06:16:27PM -0500, Ivy Foster wrote:
> Now, I'm not sndio's dev, but I *do* have it working quite nicely as
> my sound server on Arch (-: .
> 
> Edward Wandasiewicz <w13ntd@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm trying to get sndiod to run on Arch Linux.
> > 
> > Having read http://www.sndio.org/install.html
> > 
> > I updated the user and group, via
> > 
> > useradd -r -g audio -s /sbin/nologin -d /var/run/sndiod sndiod
> > 
> > The Arch package didn't get this part right.
> 
> sndio isn't actually officially supported by Arch yet, unfortunately;
> there are a couple of build scripts in the (unofficial) User
> Repository.
> 
> > I can get sound output, if I run sndiod as root, via
> > 
> > $ sudo sndiod -dddd -f rsnd/1
> > 
> > But if I try to run it via systemd with user=sndiod, it refuses to open the
> > device snd/0 if I run, as a local user
> > 
> > $ aucat -f snd/0 -dd -i /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Side_Right.wav
> > 
> > /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Side_Right.wav,pst=cfg: play, chan 0:0, 48000Hz,
> > s16le, bytes 44..129966
> > snd/0: couldn't open audio device
> > 
> > Should the systemd service be run as User=root and not User=sndiod?
> 
> Unless you run a true multi-user system, I'd say to try running sndio
> as your regular user, and if that works, then you can experiment with
> the sndio user if you still feel like it.
> 

Yes, this allows to quickly restart it in a terminal without having to
go through all the system scripts. The only drawback is that it won't
run with increased scheduling priority and audio may be less stable on
very busy systems.
Received on Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:09:23 +0200

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