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Old 01-06-2004, 09:32 PM   #1
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Sound card question


I'm wanting to set up a Roger Wilco server on my linux machine at home. I have a couple questions that I need to have answered, though, so I can plan exactly how I want it to work...

1) Can multiple users have control over the sound card at the same time?
2) If the answer to #1 is no, then how do you determine who does and does not have control over the sound card?
3) Can you grant sound card control to a process owned by a user that is not currently logged in?
4) Can you restrict the use of the sound card?

I'm hoping to have a roger wilco client running all the time so that I can talk to friends and family that would be long-distance calls. It's stupid, but it's just a fun little project that I would like to try.
 
Old 01-06-2004, 11:04 PM   #2
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1) No they can't. I am not sure if a work around is possible.
2) The first person to access the card keeps the card until release. to find out who or force a release try fuser /dev/dsp and then fuser -k /dev/dsp you must be root to do this.
3) & 4) Yes you can chown or chgrp grants or denies access for an individual or grp depending on how you want to set up your system.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 11:50 AM   #3
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So, you're saying that I can change the owner, group, and permissions of /dev/dsp to get the desired effect. What permissions are necessary to use the device? Currently I see only read and write enabled. Is execute unneccessary?

Also, how can I start the roger wilco client and give it complete control over the sound card and have it continue to run even after the user that starts the client logs out? (Yeah, I'm a newbie!)

Thanks so much for helping! I really appreciate the effort.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 12:57 PM   #4
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Sidebar: roger wilco makes a linux client? I thought only teamspeak had a linux client.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 12:59 PM   #5
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I assumed that it did. I know they make a linux server, at least. If they don't, then what a waste of time this has been.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 06:00 PM   #6
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You may have to google around a bit for setting for you custom need. Good luck.
 
  


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