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Re: volume control

Michael Soulier <msoulier@storm.ca> 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.


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