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          pulse-client.conf - PulseAudio client configuration file





          The PulseAudio client library reads configuration directives
          from a configuration file on startup. If the per-user file
          ~/.config/pulse/client.conf exists, it is used, otherwise
          the system configuration file /etc/pulse/client.conf is
          used. In addition to those main files, configuration
          directives can also be put in files under directories
          ~/.config/pulse/client.conf.d/ and
          /etc/pulse/client.conf.d/. Those files have to have the
          .conf file name extension, but otherwise the file names can
          be chosen freely. The files under client.conf.d are
          processed in alphabetical order. In case the same option is
          set in multiple files, the last file to set an option
          overrides earlier files. The main client.conf file is
          processed first, so options set in files under client.conf.d
          override the main file.

          The configuration file is a simple collection of variable
          declarations. If the configuration file parser encounters
          either ; or # it ignores the rest of the line until its end.

          For the settings that take a boolean argument the values
          true, yes, on and 1 are equivalent, resp. false, no, off, 0.

     overwrites the setting in the daemon. The environment variable
     $PULSE_SINK however takes precedence.
          default-sink= The default sink to connect to. If specified

     overwrites the setting in the daemon. The environment variable
     $PULSE_SOURCE however takes precedence.
               source= The default source to connect to. If specified

     variable $PULSE_SERVER takes precedence.
               server= The default sever to connect to. The environment

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     boolean value, defaults to yes. Note that setting this to "no"
     doesn't disable the systemd service. The autospawn option is only
     meant to be used on systems without systemd. If you use systemd
     to start PulseAudio, use "systemctl --user stop
     pulseaudio.service pulseaudio.socket" to stop the daemon
     temporarily, or "systemctl --user mask pulseaudio.service
     pulseaudio.socket" to permanently disable the units (the
     "disable" command of systemctl probably won't work, because the
     pulseaudio.socket unit is often installed to
     /usr/lib/systemd/user/sockets.target.wants/, which makes it
     impossible to disable the unit with the "disable" command).
          autospawn= Autospawn a PulseAudio daemon when needed. Takes a

     autospawning. Defaults to a path configured at compile time.
          daemon-binary= Path to the PulseAudio daemon to run when

     when autospawning. Defaults to --log-target=syslog
               arguments= Extra arguments to pass to the PulseAudio daemon

     cookie. Defaults to ~/.config/pulse/cookie.
               file= Specify the path to the PulseAudio authentication

     memory. Takes a boolean argument, defaults to yes. If set to no,
     communication with the server will be exclusively done through
     data-copy over sockets.
          enable-shm= Enable data transfer via POSIX or memfd shared

     Takes a boolean argument, defaults to yes.
          enable-memfd=. Enable data transfer via memfd shared memory.

     in bytes. If left unspecified or is set to 0 it will default to
     some system-specific default, usually 64 MiB. Please note that
     usually there is no need to change this value, unless you are
     running an OS kernel that does not do memory overcommit.
               bytes= Sets the shared memory segment size for clients,

     via IP. Enabling this is a potential security hole since
     connections are only authenticated one-way and a rogue server
     might hence fool a client into sending it its private (e.g. VoIP
     call) data. This was enabled by default on PulseAudio version
     0.9.21 and older. Defaults to no.
               localhost= Automatically try to connect to localhost

     X11's $DISPLAY variable is set to. The same security issues apply
     as to auto-connect-localhost=. Defaults to no.
               display= Automatically try to connect to the host

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          The PulseAudio Developers <pulseaudio-discuss (at) lists
          (dot) freedesktop (dot) org>; PulseAudio is available from

          pulse-daemon.conf(5), pulseaudio(1)

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