Re: Sound as an ordinary user - how?
I had the same thing, when my daughter started bugging me about having no sound when playing 'rocks-and-diamonds'....
Easiest way to do it (since ALL users should have sound):
chown .users /dev/dsp
"V.Suresh" <email@example.com> wrote:
> yes, add the user to the group audio.
> #addgroup <user> audio
> Once upon a time, Viktor Lakics <firstname.lastname@example.org> found a keyboard. And typed:
> >Hi Debianers,
> >I cannot play any sound files as an ordinary user, while as root
> >everything works fine (MP3, wav, whatever).
> >I got the message :
> >** WARNING **: oss_open(): Failed to open audio device (/dev/dsp):
> >Permission denied
> >Do I have to be a member of some special group (like dialup users)
> >to be able to play sound in debian? If not, how could I set up the
> >permissions for ordinary users for sound?
> >Thanks in advance. Viktor
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