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Old 08-14-2004, 03:51 PM   #1
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No Sound when switching Users


OK....using Suse 9.1 Personal.

I have two user accounts, mine and my wife's.

Whicher account first logs in "get the sound." That is, sound works just fine. When you switch users, however, Suse/KDE acts as if the Sound card has not been configured. You can tell this because the first account to login gets the little speaker control in the taskbar.

I've logged in first as me and then as my wife and vice versa. Whoever logs in first has the sound card working. The other doesn't.

But here's the kicker: If, in the switched account, (let's say if I switch from my account to my wife's) and run the Sound config utlitliy, hitting the test button WILL generate a sound. But you just get nothing in any software sor otherwise with sound.

So, how come I can't have sound in all accounts?

Thanks,
Mark
 
Old 08-14-2004, 05:23 PM   #2
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To further clarify...

When I shelled out and ran kamix (the mixing software for the volume control) the shell returned the message that the soundcard was not found.

So, again, the soundcard works just fine in the first user's world, but a second user logged on has no access to the sound card (even though it's listed and does test with sound in the hardware config GUI).

I appreciate any help.

Mark
 
Old 08-14-2004, 06:50 PM   #3
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Still trying....

OK...I logged in as myself when Suse boted: Sound works perfectly.

Then, I switched Users and added a session, under my wife's account: No sound; No mixer control shown (card is still seen in Hardware lsit and can play test sound).

Finally, with both those accounts logged on, I switched users again, and logged in as root. Sound mixer and volume controls are displayed and sound works fine.

What gives on that other account?

Mark
 
Old 08-14-2004, 07:14 PM   #4
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if suse uses udev, run the command "udevstart" as root, that will reset the permission to what is in the permission rules

if not, just "ls -l" the sound devices and as root use chmod to allow the owner, and group of that device to access that device
 
Old 08-14-2004, 08:41 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by SciYro
if suse uses udev, run the command "udevstart" as root, that will reset the permission to what is in the permission rules

Did that but nothing seemed to happen. Just returned a linux prompt after a few seconds. Switching to the other user was still no joy on the sound.

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if not, just "ls -l" the sound devices and as root use chmod to allow the owner, and group of that device to access that device
Um...did that but I really am too new to know what I am doing. Give me a step by step on how I would use chmod.
Here's what I get with ls -l:

linux:~ # ls -l
total 25
drwx------ 14 root root 544 Aug 14 19:04 .
drwxr-xr-x 23 root root 536 Aug 14 13:14 ..
-rw------- 1 root root 0 Aug 14 18:55 .ICEauthority
-rw------- 1 root root 0 Aug 14 18:55 .Xauthority
-rw------- 1 root root 3534 Aug 14 19:00 .bash_history
-rw------- 1 root root 26 Aug 14 11:15 .dmrc
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1124 Feb 28 2000 .exrc
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 112 Aug 14 11:18 .fonts
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 83 Aug 14 19:04 .fonts.cache-1
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 48 Jul 26 14:23 .fvwm
drwx------ 3 root root 216 Aug 14 11:15 .gnupg
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 80 Jul 26 14:23 .kbd
drwx------ 4 root root 200 Aug 14 11:15 .kde
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 112 Aug 14 11:15 .mcop
drwx------ 2 root root 48 Jul 26 21:38 .mozilla
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 48 Aug 14 11:12 .qt
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 104 Aug 14 11:15 .skel
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 168 Aug 14 18:46 .xmms
-rw------- 1 root root 5033 Aug 14 18:55 .xsession-errors
drwx------ 3 root root 104 Aug 14 11:15 Desktop
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 48 Apr 6 09:04 bin
linux:~ #


Thanks for your help!
Mark
 
Old 08-14-2004, 11:23 PM   #6
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Thumbs up Got it! problem solved!

Thanks for the help. I have fixed the problem using information from this thread here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...25#post1109825

Hope that will help the next person with the same difficulty!

Mark
 
Old 02-23-2005, 02:58 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by SciYro
if suse uses udev, run the command "udevstart" as root, that will reset the permission to what is in the permission rules

if not, just "ls -l" the sound devices and as root use chmod to allow the owner, and group of that device to access that device
I am new here. I installed fedora core 3 in my pentium 4 ( intel ) system with sound card soundblaster live 24 bits.I am not able to work
my sound system in linux . I guess I need driver to be downloaded? pl reply .
 
  


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