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Re: ALSA or XMMS problem?


On Sun, 3 Mar 2002, Stefan Bellon wrote:

> Hi!
> My HP OmniBook XT1000 has an VIA Technologies VT82C686A sound chip
> onboard. Therefore I compiled the ALSA modules (0.9) for my 2.4.17
> kernel.
> The weird thing is: When using XMMS to play some sound file, this only
> works for user root (which I really do *NOT* want to use for such
> stuff). Other users don't get sound with XMMS (if you click on play,
> nothing happens, i.e. the song really does not play). However if I pipe
> some data into /dev/dsp, then even users can hear "sound".
> alsaplayer itself doesn't work for either root nor users. Hm.
> So, what's my problem here? It surely is no hardware problem as the
> sound indeed does work (for root).
Are the users members of the group audio?
crw-rw----    1 root     audio     14,   3 Jan  1  1970 /dev/sound/dsp

Check it per user with 'groups', and if not, do as root a 'addgroup user
audio' and let the user login again.


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