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Simply start the PulseAudio daemon with the argument
[[!format txt """ pulseaudio -nC """]] This will present you a screen like this:
[[!format txt """ Welcome to PulseAudio! Use "help" for usage information.
"""]] Now you can issue CLI commands as described here. If you already have
pulseaudiostarted use pacmd command to open the CLI. Another way to start
pulseaudiois by specifying a configuration script like that one included in the distribution on the command line:
[[!format txt """ pulseaudio -nF pulseaudio.pa """]] This will load some drivers and protocols automatically.
The best idea is to configure your daemon in
/etc/pulse/default.pa and to run
pulseaudio without any arguments.
Beware! Unless you pass the option
configure, the directory
/etc/pulse/ is really
More information about available arguments and signals for the daemon can be found here.