[Bug 29369] New: [World of Warcraft] Sound is lost when switching X Servers

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             Bug #: 29369
           Summary: [World of Warcraft] Sound is lost when switching X
           Product: Wine
           Version: 1.3.35
          Platform: x86-64
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: major
          Priority: P2
         Component: -unknown
        AssignedTo: wine-bugs at winehq.org
        ReportedBy: wolterh6 at gmail.com
    Classification: Unclassified

At first sight, this might seem to you like a duplicate of bug #9087 #23925 or
#9276, but it is not.

I am using WoW version 3.3.5 and my computer is running Ubuntu 11.04 64bit,
thus PulseAudio as sound server.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Switch to an unused tty console.
2. Run the following command:
xinit -- :1 & ck-launch-session &
(Which will create a new X Server and add sound to it)
In my case, the new X Server is allocated at the tty8.
3. Start WoW. If the application starts without sound, it might work to change
the Game Sound Output options around.
4. Switch back to your previous tty, e.g. tty7
5. Switch to the tty with WoW, e.g. tty8

You will notice sound has gone away.

Expected results:
Sound should be still playing, like if the switches were never performed.

Known workarounds:
Because the problem is caused by the incompatibilities between Wine and
PulseAudio, one can run WoW with the command:
pasuspender wine Wow
And WoW's sound will be perfect, no matter what; but in my case it is not a
viable option since I use skype at the same time (which relies on PulseAudio on
my setup).

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