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Sometimes listening isn't enough. Had to go into a video conference yesterday. Listening to music on my worked fine, but when I tried to get audio in the conference I remembered that my desktop is broken, because of this issue I wrote about.

I had to ask the other participants to wait, because I'd need to restart my desktop to get sound. Not funny if connected with people partly working on Apple devices.

time: the major problem at the time being in my use case seems to be and leaving sockets to pipewire- open.

I now run them using PULSE-SERVER=unix:/dev/null <program> and it seems they really do not connect to pipewire-pulse anymore and therefor can't leave its sockets open.

No sound in apps is o.k. - I can always run - if I need a page deliver sound.