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#1 2024-02-04 20:33:17

pshepherd
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Registered: 2024-02-04
Posts: 2

Audio stops during session lock

Hi

I have done a clean install of Mint 21.3 with XFCE v 4.18 and would appreciate some help on what happens when the session locks.

If my user session locks (due to xflock4 or power manager/light locker) any audio playing stops - it restarts when I log back in.  How do I get it to continue playing whilst locked? I am sure my previous Mint 20.1 XFCE system (same h/w) continued playing.

Audio info is as follows:

paul@antec300:~$ pactl info
Server String: /run/user/1000/pulse/native
Library Protocol Version: 35
Server Protocol Version: 35
Is Local: yes
Client Index: 29
Tile Size: 65472
User Name: paul
Host Name: antec300
Server Name: pulseaudio
Server Version: 15.99.1
Default Sample Specification: s16le 2ch 44100Hz
Default Channel Map: front-left,front-right
Default Sink: alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.iec958-stereo
Default Source: alsa_input.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo
Cookie: e605:aa46
paul@antec300:~$ inxi -A
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio
    driver: snd_hda_intel
  Device-2: NVIDIA GK208 HDMI/DP Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
  Device-3: TBS DVB Tuner PCIe Card driver: TBSECP3 driver
  Device-4: Conexant Systems CX23880/1/2/3 PCI Video and Audio Decoder
    driver: N/A
  Device-5: Conexant Systems CX23880/1/2/3 PCI Video and Audio Decoder
    [Audio Port]
    driver: N/A
  Device-6: Conexant Systems CX23880/1/2/3 PCI Video and Audio Decoder
    [MPEG Port]
    driver: N/A
  Device-7: Conexant Systems CX23880/1/2/3 PCI Video and Audio Decoder [IR
  Port]
    driver: N/A
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.0-91-generic running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.99.1 running: yes
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.48 running: yes

I assume PulseAudio suspends but can't see how to control what a session lock does or how to disable the suspend.

TIA

Paul

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#2 2024-02-05 15:48:52

pedherall
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Registered: 2017-02-11
Posts: 11

Re: Audio stops during session lock

I think you have to add your user to the audio group

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#3 2024-02-05 17:59:59

eriefisher
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From: ON, Canada
Registered: 2008-10-25
Posts: 376

Re: Audio stops during session lock

You system is likely going to sleep or hibernating. Check the settings.


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#4 2024-02-05 19:37:31

pshepherd
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Registered: 2024-02-04
Posts: 2

Re: Audio stops during session lock

Thanks for the responses.

On the LM forums others have found similar issues https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=394048

It seems the light-locker program is causing the problem so I stopped Power Manager from managing the display and starting Light Locker. I then installed xfce4-screensaver as a replacement.  It now works as I want.

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