wireplumber doesn't start

Adam Borowski kilobyte at angband.pl
Tue Feb 21 15:04:28 GMT 2023

On Sat, Feb 18, 2023 at 06:24:50PM +0000, Matthew Vernon wrote:
> FWIW, I just reverted to pulseaudio for audio on my bookworm/sysvinit
> system, and it works fine. So this might be the thing to suggest for the
> general user?

pipewire is drastically less buggy than pulseaudio, thus I see no reason to
not migrate to it by _default_.  Obviously, having both is good as when one
fails the user can try the other as a workaround.  Also, pulseaudio is
more battle-tested (even if it failed a lot of those battles), thus it has
kludges for some problems pipewire hasn't been beaten to work with yet.

The main problem here is that there's nothing that would start pipewire's
components; on systemd that is done by systemd-user-session.  An easy way
would be a .desktop that runs during X startup, but that won't handle non-X

Also, the scope is different: pulseaudio does sound only, pipewire handles
both sound and video.

⣾⠁⢠⠒⠀⣿⡁ Q: Is it ok to combine wired, wifi, and/or bluetooth connections
⢿⡄⠘⠷⠚⠋⠀    in wearable computing?
⠈⠳⣄⠀⠀⠀⠀ A: No, that would be mixed fabric, which Lev19:19 forbids.

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