Re: volume control
Gary Hennigan wrote:
> 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.
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Yeah thats a much better way. i am always chmodin 666 stuff to see if they work and
then i cantremeber what the proper mods should be. Thank you for that knowledge so
now i can fix my machine up proper :)
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