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Re: kmix doesn't show anything



On Fri, Feb 14, 2003 at 09:21:58AM +0000, Joel Alexandre wrote:
> hi, i've just installed my sound card(ac97) with kudzo.
> as root there are no problems, but as a user i couldn't access /dev/dsp. so
> i changed the permissions of /dev/dsp and now it works. The problem is 
> that the sound is too low and i can't use kmix to change the volume. i 
> just open it but it doesn't show anything. maybe it's some permission 
> problems, but i don't know what to change. As root kmix works perfectly.
> could someone help. thanks

If you want everybody to be able to use sound, /dev/dsp should look
like
crw-rw-rw-    1 root     audio     14,   3 2003-01-20 05:51 /dev/dsp

If you want just people you want to use sound to use sound, it should
look more like this

crw-rw----    1 root     audio     14,   3 2003-01-20 05:51 /dev/dsp

Then you go edit /etc/group and find the line starting with "audio"

audio:x:29:

Change it so it looks like this (replace baloo with your user name)

audio:x:29:baloo

If you have more than one person you want to have sound, make it look
more like...

audio:x:29:baloo,akela,mowgli,bagheera

Note how the users are seperated by commas with no space.  The new
groups take effect for each user on the following login, so if you add
yourself, log out and log back in.

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