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i'm using Gnome 2.6 on FC2 (Kernel 2.6.8-1.521) and i've been having a prob with the 'gnome-volume-control' as a standard user. It started giving me "Sorry, no mixer elements and/or devices found" when i tried to open it, although i was able to listen to music from all appz (xmms,etc)
I read a few articles in the forum and tried to solve the problem.
I tried to chmod 666 /dev/dsp*, /dev/mixer*, /dev/audio but nothing changed.
(BTW, everytime i log off and log on again, the permissions are once again not changed, it's only 600. I tried 4-5 times, i used chmod as root but still the changes cannot stay..It's strange,isn't it?)
Anyway, I tried to start g-v-c from the console and then i got an error about a segmentation fault for gstreamer ffmpeg.so (ot sth like that). I d/l an rpm and updated this package.
I then logged off and tried to log on again, but now, everytime i give my user/pass, the screen just stays there with the mouse cursor visible, but the GUI won't start. I can only kill X or logon as root. My profile is dead.
Has anyone got any idea what should i do in order to recreate the profile or what should i check (logs maybe) and try to fix it?
Thanx in advance!
Thanx a lot for answering.
I did that and it worked but my main problem is that i'd already made many customizations (themes,etc) in my profile and i was wondering if there's some kind of log where i could pinpoint the error and not have to recreate everything from scratch...
Once again thanx for helping me out.
I moved the old /home/x folder back where it was and tried once again to log on.
Same problem happened again.
I logged in and out a couple of times again and then logged in as root to check the log files.
Security log shows the following message for each time i tried to log in as the standard user:
'pam_succeeded_if: requirement "uid<100" not met by user "x"'
Does this make any sense?
After reading some articles, i found out that i had to chech /etc/security/console.perms...
<sound> had 0600 permissions.
I changed it to 766 (execute bit is needed in order to work).
My profile works flawlessy again and g-v-c too!!!!
I just wonder why this happened....