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Re: New User



Jeez, it really isn't a matter of life and death; this procedure works with 
the same KDE desktop running on Debian/GNu for over a year and a half.  

There are many ways of doing what you want, and this way works as well as the 
other.

JC

On Wednesday 28 May 2003 07:47 pm, Mark L. Kahnt wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-05-28 at 20:18, Jonathon B. Craw wrote:
> > Hey, you'll be able to install it blindfolded after a few times.  It
> > *really* does become easy.
> >
> > 1.  Permissions on /dev/mix*  /dev/dsp/*: give yourself read/write access
> > 	I might do something like chmod a+rw /dev/mix* /dev/dsp*  -- see chmod
>
> Umm, no...
>
> Also known as "NO! NO! NO!"
>
> Do NOT go mucking around with chmod'ing /dev entries! They are the way
> they are for a reason.
>
> Instead, do an ls -l of the /dev entries that you need - in this case
> you are looking at sound so you will likely see something like:
>
> crw-rw----    1 root   audio     14,   3 1969-12-31 19:00 /dev/sound/dsp
>
> Notice the second pronouncable word - "audio". That is the group that
> the device belongs to - everyone in that group has permission to use
> that device. Add those users that you wish to have access to sound to
> the audio group, with a command such as:
>
> # adduser <username> audio
>
> Note the pound sign - it needs to be issued from root or via an sudo.



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