On Wed, 10 Oct 2001, Bruce Miller wrote: > Daniel has the right idea. You need to add the user to the ``audio" > group. > /dev/dsp can't be opened (Permission denied). > > but the ls -l shows the permissions to be lrwxrwxrwx hm.. surely it should be crw-rw---- lrwxrwxrwx suggests it's a symlink to something else (perhaps /dev/dsp0.. it depends on how your distribution creates character devices). so it's the group of what it's pointing to that really matters.