Re: Can only play mp3 files as root.
Christopher Barry wrote:
> 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.
Okay, I did chmod 777 /dev/mixer and everything works now. Mixer is also
root.audio, so I really am clueless here as to why I can't use them with
770 permissions. When I configured dialup networking way back when, all
I did was adduser cbarry dip and I could use all those **0 root.dip
files, so now that I'm trying to use **0 root.audio files after doing
adduser cbarry audio I'm really confused.
> > > George Bonser
> > >
> > > Microsoft! Which end of the stick do you want today?
> > >
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