The last few days, we’ve been back to playing KSP (Kerbal space program). I got tired of entering my password for my son
each time he wanted to play KSP - so looked into figuring out how he could play KSP from his own account.
sudo and fix a few
pulseaudio shenanigans along the way.
First, let’s create a shell script in my account~/.local/bin/ksp.sh
#! /bin/bash cd /path/to/ksp && PULSE_SERVER=unix:/tmp/pulse-socket-$1 ./KSP.x86_64
Let others run the game command onlysudo visudo
# add this to your sudoers file ALL = ALL(raghu) NOPASSWD: /home/raghu/.local/bin/ksp.sh
Add a script for each user to launch ksp/home/user/.local/bin/ksp.sh
#!/bin/bash xhost + /home/raghu/.local/bin/ksp.sh $USER
At this point, game will launch, but we need to address the
/tmp/pulse-socket-$1bit above for getting sound.
First, as each user who will run the game, do the following:start pulseaudio on unix socket
cp /etc/pulse/default.pa ~/.config/pulse/ vim ~/.config/pulse/default.pa # insert this line somewhere load-module module-native-protocol-unix auth-anonymous=1 socket=/tmp/pulse-socket-$USER