Occasionally, I have some music playing in the background of some of my work. When I switch to a TTY, my music/sounds/whatever continue, provided I'm logged in.

How can audio be channeled through a TTY, especially only when I'm logged in to my account? Secondly, is there a way I can disable this audio passthrough for whatever reason?

  • Well, it doesn't allow sound through on my machine unless something had gone wrong and my whole system is crashing...
    – user364819
    Jun 23, 2016 at 17:04
  • @ParanoidPanda Weird...
    – Kaz Wolfe
    Jun 23, 2016 at 17:05
  • Well, for me it works - I listen to music through Clementine and when I switch to TTY, the sound persists. Jun 23, 2016 at 17:05
  • I found you can control your player via TTY. E.g. clementine -t you can pause the music. And if you want to turn the sound off, use alsamixer Jun 23, 2016 at 17:07
  • Has anyone figured this out? I'm trying to write my own X startup scripts and even when I chown+chmod the X tty audio only plays on TTYs I have logged into via text. Feb 6, 2017 at 3:33


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