Re: KDE sound only as root

From: BadMan (badman_at_nospammer.com)
Date: 09/02/04


Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2004 11:28:28 +0100
To:  nospam@nosite.zzz

Run

kuser

and in the group permissions of specific user make sure audio is ticked
as a group available for sound !

Paul Lutus wrote:
> Adam Dinwoodie wrote:
>
>
>>I'm using a hard disk install of Knoppix, and in most cases the sound
>>works fine. However, the actual sounds made by KDE for the system
>>notifications (closing a window, switching virtual desktop, etc) only
>>play when I'm logged on as root.
>
>
> Problem 1: do not log into X windows and KDE as root. This is likely to be
> the real source of the problem (permissions getting reset over time because
> of an ailment called "chronic rootness").
>
>
>>I've tried using other sound media players, and they all work fine -
>>only the system notifications have problems.
>
>
> Look long and hard at all the permissions on the executables and components.
> Look at error messages in /var/log/messages.
>
>
>>I can use XMMS as a player
>>by specifying it in the Player Settings dialogue in the Control Center,
>>but I don't want to have to load that every time a sound plays.
>>
>>As root, everything works perfectly,
>
>
> Except the fact that you should not be in X windows as root.
>



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