Re: soundserver/ logout
From: Andreas Janssen (andreas.janssen_at_bigfoot.com)
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2003 19:23:03 +0200
> Looking at the permissions on /dev/dsp the access permissions are set
> to:user r-w=on e-s off
> to group r-w=on e-s off
> others off
> ownership is
That is the standard configuration. Sound is only accessible to root and
members of the audio group.
> I tried changeing the ownership to mark(my user) and no go I changed it
> back and tried logging in as root and it said the same error message
> except device not found instead of permission denied
> this stuff is all new to me and I've been reading everything i can.
> thanks Mark
Changing the ownership of /dev/dsp to your user account is not the
recommended way (and maybe not sufficient). Try to restore the original
ownership and permissions to root.audio and crw-rw----. Next, make sure
your user is in the audio group. You can use kuser for this (don't forget
to save the settings) or edit /etc/group manually. There you can find the
Change it to:
After you added your user account to the audio group either with kuser or
manually, log out and log in again. Sound should work from then on.
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