After reading the previous discussion on not needing to be in various
groups like audio, optical etc, I decided to remove myself from a bunch
of groups and "do the right thing" after upgrading to GNOME 3.6 earlier.
I removed consolekit once pacman told me it was no longer required by
any package, then culled myself from various groups - the important one
When I login via GDM, it seems my "session" isn't active:
% loginctl show-session $XDG_SESSION_ID | grep Active
Therefore, I'm not added to ACLs for my sound devices and Pulseaudio
fires up using a "Dummy" output.
Not sure what to do here, I've done the following to try and fix it:
- Disabled / re-enabled certain services, I've had systemd running for a
while and a few things had changed / been updated (e.g. I now have a
default.target and the display-manager.service whose symlink lives in
- Tried messing around with pam (putting pam_systemd.so in a couple of
- Tried searching for documentation on what might be wrong, but most of
the things I found relate to not using a display manager like GDM and
just using startx.
Any tips appreciated.
Simon Perry (aka Pezz)