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Re: No /dev/pmu

On Mon, 27 Dec 2004, Barry Hawkins wrote:

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> Matthew T. Atkinson wrote:
> | 'ello,
> |
> | I remember a few months ago on this list there was some discussion about
> | the dialogue box that pops up when a user logs into GNOME.  It says
> | ``Error: Wrong permissions for /dev/pmu device.''  Michael Schmitz said
> | that we should let him know if the problem persists, as he may be
> | interested in  submitting a kernel patch to negate this issue.
> |
> | I am now using the GNOME 2.8 in Sarge and still get the box. 
> [...]
> ~    I can confirm that this issue still exists as well with new
> installations using Gnome 2.8.  The udev workaround of entering
> something like the following in /etc/udev/permissions.d/udev.permissions
> still works:
> pmu:root:audio:0660
> ~    The most insightful comment on that thread back in Movember was
> Michel Danzer's[0] which mentioned that the issue has to do with
> references to acme integration in gnome-settings-daemon.  Does that
> imply that this would be something for Gnome to fix upstream?  I have
> not looked at the code or configuration files.
> [0] - http://lists.debian.org/debian-powerpc/2004/11/msg00187.html

Ubuntu already found a workaround for this, according to Debian GNOME team
member Sebastien Bacher.  The patch has yet to be added to Debian packages.
See Bug #284328

Martin-Éric Racine, ICT Consultant

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