Re: Can only play mp3 files as root.
Christopher Barry wrote:
> George Bonser wrote:
> > On Tue, 28 Jul 1998, Christopher Barry wrote:
> > > I'm added to group audio and I had the permissions of /dev/audio and
> > > /dev/dsp set to 770 so before I file a bug report should I mess with
> > > anything else? If it would neither run as root nor as a user, that would
> > > be one thing, but this is just too weird. I can't think of any more
> > > groups or permissions that would need fiddling with.
> > Maybe you missed my point ... is /dev/audio and /dev/dsp still owned by
> > the audio group or has the ownership changed to root root?
> They've been root.audio from the beginning, I was just playing with some
> stuff though and made some progress. These are the default permissions,
> my username is cbarry and I am in group audio:
> $ ls -l /dev/audio /dev/dsp
> crwxrwx--- 1 root audio 14, 4 Jul 20 17:45 /dev/audio
> crwxrwx--- 1 root audio 14, 3 Jul 20 17:45 /dev/dsp
> I noticed I still couldn't catenate a file to /dev/audio though because
> of permission denied so I changed them to this:
> crwxrwxrwx 1 root audio 14, 4 Jul 20 17:45 /dev/audio
> crwxrwxrwx 1 root audio 14, 3 Jul 20 17:45 /dev/dsp
> Now this really has me confused. I can play files now as a user but I
> can't use the volume control and speaker balance as they do absolutely
> nothing. I'm stuck with one set volume, while again with root everything
> is perfect. If I'm a member of group audio, why did I have to change the
> permissions from what they were to write to /dev/audio? I really am a
> newbie to the unixy way of doing things with all these permissions. I've
> been using MS for too many years I guess. I guess for volume control and
> speaker balance there's another /dev device but I'll be damned if I know
> which one.
I just looked at my /etc/group file for the first time. Maybe part of it
is wrong? I attached a copy.
> > George Bonser
> > Microsoft! Which end of the stick do you want today?
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