Re: Only root can play sound
That's NOT the right way to fix it.
You should add the user in question to the audio group. In Debian, the
permissions and ownership of /dev nodes is VERY carefully thought out. e.g.
want a user to be able to use the serial ports? Then add him to the dialout
At least doing it this way stops your friend with his guest account ssh'ing
into your box, and start playing mp3s at 3am for a 'laugh'!
On Monday 27 January 2003 21:33, R Sean Eidemiller wrote:
> > My box can only play sound if root has logged in, otherwise "a device to
> > play sound cannot be found" is reported.
> Make sure the file permissions for /dev/dsp and /dev/mixer are set to 666
> (i.e. crw-rw-rw-)
> That's the first thing I would check.
> -Sean Eidemiller (email@example.com)