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Re: Can only play mp3 files as root.

Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 28, 1998 at 03:07:37AM -0700, Christopher Barry wrote:
> > > 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.
> after you did the adduser, did you log out (as cbarry) and back in?
> Group changes don't take effect until you do.

Thank you, I'm very embarrased to admit that that's what did the trick.
I never, ever shut my machine down nor log out of my user account. When
I do leave my machine, I just password lock the xconsole and it goes
into power saving mode, so I never have a need to log out. Again,

> hamish
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