Re: volume control
Michael Soulier <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On 27 Jul 2000, Gary Hennigan wrote:
> > Do they work as root? Make sure you have the mixer device(s) in
> > /dev. I don't have a Debian system handy with working sound, but my
> > laptop (sans sound) has /dev/mixer and /dev/mixer1.
> > If they work as root then it's just a permission problem.
> > May be a long shot but it's worth a look.
> It wasn't a long shot at all. That worked!
> I had no idea that there was a separate mixer device. chmod 666
> /dev/mixer fixed the problem.
> Many thanks.
> Too bad the apps didn't complain about a permissions problem...
I'm glad that worked. The Debian Way (TM) to do this, by the way, is
chmod 660 /dev/mixer*
chown root.audio /dev/mixer*
and then add the users that you want to allow access to the audio
group. A lot of the things devices in /dev work this way.