why does the terminal start pulseaudio?

Andrzej andrzejr at xfce.org
Sun Jul 5 22:50:51 CEST 2020

On 05/07/2020 19:51, Piscium wrote:
> I would like to control when pulseaudio runs, and noticed that it was
> being started by unknown parties. Digging into that I came up with a
> simple test case as follows:
> 1. on lightdm logged into an openbox session
> 2. started urxvt
> 3. confirmed that pulseaudio was not running
> 4. started the xfce terminal
> 5. pulseaudio immediately started running.
> Why???

Good question. As far as I can see there is nothing related to 
pulseaudio in xfce4-terminal, so my guess would be that's coming either 
from dbus or from libvte (a library implementing the terminal widget).

Could you please check if the following commands start pulseaudio:

$ xfce4-terminal --disable-server

(disables DBus interface)

$ gnome-terminal

(another VTE-based terminal emulator)

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