Re: Configuring audio applications
What is wrong with adding users to the group audio? Or does it not work?
On Mon, 6 Oct 1997, Jon Kaare Hellan wrote:
> What is the canonical way to configure the system so that ordinary users
> can run
> audio applications?
> The audio devices are owner=root, group=audio, so I assume that the answer
> is to
> change applications which want to play sound to group=audio and run them
> set group id.
> If this is the right way, why don't the applications come configured like
> Altenatives would be:
> - Only root allowed to play sound: Bad, encourages you to be root when you
> shouldn't be.
> - Run applications su root: Much more dangerous than set group to audio,
> - Make audio devices public read/write: This might be the best solution.
> But I
> assume there is a reason the system doesn't come configured this way.
> Explanations, anyone?
> Jon K. Hellan Jon.K.Hellan@item.ntnu.no
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