Bug #7993

pulseaudio process does not close on logout

Added by Nikola M. almost 2 years ago. Updated 5 months ago.

Status:NewStart date:2017-03-21
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:OI Userland% Done:


Target version:Hipster
Difficulty:Bite-size Tags:needs-triage


When running MATE desktop session, and log out (from GUI session),
I can see that 2 processes stay active: gam_server and pulseaudio.
Where gam_server closes itself after minute or two, pulseaudio user process stays active and does not close after user logout.

I suppose pulseaudio should close after user logged out and not stay active.


#1 Updated by Gary Mills 7 months ago

I'm seeing exactly the same problem. Here's my copy during a desktop session:

     UID   PID  PPID   C    STIME TTY         TIME CMD
   mills    67     1   0   Jul 12 ?           0:03 /usr/bin/pulseaudio --start --log-target=syslog

As you can see here, pulseaudio has already daemonized itself, becoming a child of process 1 (init). In this state, it can't respond to a desktop logout. It needs to remain a child of the process that started it, probably mate-session, so that it can receive the logout signal correctly.

#2 Updated by Ken Mays 5 months ago

Please update your system to current and state the current condition.

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