[manjaro-dev] thus is gone, help needed

kendell clark coffeekingms at gmail.com
Sun Aug 21 11:09:41 CEST 2016

I've just noticed that most of the files I put in our shared/root
overlay are gone. Are they maybe in another repository? I've been
flaking a lot over the past week but I'm trying to get back into
developing sonar after taking a couple of days off. Also, I've figured
out a fix for pulse audio which should improve sound when sonar is run
in a vm, allow console speech to work and also keep our setting to allow
newly plugged in devices to switch over automatically. Would someone
mind writing a script which generates a pulse audio config named
'default.pa' and places it in ~/.config/pulse when the live system is
booted? I don't know a thing about sed or I'd try this myself? It should
have the following lines in it.

.include /etc/pulse/default.pa #this includes the system pulse
configuration file.
#switch to newly plugged in sound hardware
load-module module-switch-on-connect
#enable console screen readers
load-module module-native-protocol-unix auth-anonymous=1

If the file is generated on boot I won't have to create a skel folder
and place that file there. I assume my root overlay was deleted to try
to de-clutter up our profiles, which I completely understand. The reason
I'm asking it to go into the user config folder for pulse instead of the
system wide one is because if it's placed in the system wide pulse
config file, pulse breaks. I'm not at all sure why, but if it's placed
in the ~/.config/pulse folder it works fine.


Kendell Clark

kendell clark wrote:
> hi all
> I just got a message on the sonar mailing list that udevd removed thus
> from the repositories. I'm not complaining about this at all, but this
> does mean I'll need the calamares installer accessible by the next sonar
> release or I won't have an installer to put into sonar. Would some
> people from hear mind contacting the calamares devs to emphasize that
> their installer has to run as a normal user in order for it to be
> accessible? Phil and I have told this to the only calamares developer I
> know, called teo, and he agrees with me, but so far calamares is still
> run as root, which for some reason I still don't understand keeps orca
> from seeing it. Calamares is already completely accessible with the
> exception of some small bugs when run as a normal user, so the installer
> only has a couple of very small bugs that need fixing but when it's run
> as root orca can't see it. The only reason I'm bringing this up again is
> because it's now the only installer I have to work with so it needs to
> be accessible. I'm asking more people to get involved so I can't be
> ignored easily. If only a few people want a bug to get fixed it can be
> put off with the assumption that not enough users are affected by it so
> why fix it. From what teo tells me, the calamares people are reluctant
> to rewrite calamares to run as an unprivilaged user and use something
> like policy kit or pam to elevate when needed, saying that it's a lot of
> work. I don't know if this is true but it either needs to be done or
> patched, or something so that it doesn't run as root or people who use
> screen readers won't be able to use it. I think screen magnifiers and on
> screen keyboards might still be able to work with it, but I'm not
> positive about that.
> Thanks
> Kendell Clark

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