[linux-elitists] Get _off_ the mic

Ruben Safir ruben at mrbrklyn.com
Wed Jul 15 03:21:57 PDT 2015


On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 06:48:53AM -0700, Don Marti wrote:
> begin Teh Entar-Nick quotation of Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 11:03:58PM +0000:
> > Don Marti:
> > > but now I'm wondering: Is there some kind of wrapper that would
> > > prevent a certain application from getting access to the mic in the
> > > first place?  Something like
> > > 
> > >   nomic /usr/bin/wtf
> > > 
> > > or some PulseAudio command that would have the same effect?
> > 
> > Usually if you scramble the $PULSE_SERVER env var, you confuse most
> > programs that try to play with audio.  Setting to /dev/null or /dev/zero
> > may have useful effects, though I haven't fussed with it much.
> 
> When I look at /proc/$chromium_pid/environ I don't
> see any PULSE.* environment variables at all.
> 
> Now I'm going to have to dig into this.
> 
> Then: Why won't media on Linux "Just Work"?
> 
> Now: This program is doing WHAT with my mic?
> 

How pulseaudio works at all has been a mystery with me of late.  It
drives me crazy.


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