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Old 03-13-2004, 11:12 PM   #1
LiquidRezin
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Location: Hudson, NY
Distribution: Mandrake 10.0
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XMMS, Mandrake 10.0


Hi guys, I'm a relative newb to linux, I ran redhat freshman year of college and that was a long time ago, so I've basically forgotten everything.

I've just been getting sick of windows lately and decided to run linux, I sitll have my win2k partitions tho for gaming, everything else i prefer to do in linux.

Anyway to my question, I have weird problems when I try to do sound related things such as play mp3s using xmms as my default user login. However when I'm in root, xmms plays fine. So what I did was go in as my default user, and i ran xmms as su and it worked...how can i get xmms to work for my default user without having to set myself as su? I'm thinkin this may have to do with some file permissions, I just dont know which files...Also I cannot get audio to work with totem movie player.

The problem with the movie player I have both in kde and gnome, default user and root. The xmms problem seems to be ok if i'm logged in as root or if i su and run xmms...I've searched teh forums and couldn't find an answer to my particular problem...any help much appreciated.
 
Old 03-14-2004, 09:06 AM   #2
h3ndrik
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Im not sure if this is gonna help you, but in Debian I always have to add users to certain groups ( audio, video etc..) before I am able to use them proparly. There should be some way in Mandrake to do the same (never worked with it tho).
 
Old 03-14-2004, 01:39 PM   #3
LiquidRezin
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Distribution: Mandrake 10.0
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I added my user name to the /etc/group file to everything i watned my regular login to have access to. Here's what mine looks like:
root:x:0:liquidrezin
bin:x:1:
daemon:x:2:
sys:x:3:
adm:x:4:
tty:x:5:
disk:x:6:liquidrezin
lp:x:7:
mem:x:8:
kmem:x:9:
wheel:x:10:
mail:x:12:
news:x:13:
uucp:x:14:
man:x:15:liquidrezin
floppy:x:19:liquidrezin
games:x:20:liquidrezin
cdrom:x:22:liquidrezin
utmp:x:24:
usb:x:43:
cdwriter:x:80:liquidrezin
audio:x:81:liquidrezin
video:x:82:



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Im not sure if this is gonna help you, but in Debian I always have to add users to certain groups ( audio, video etc..) before I am able to use them proparly. There should be some way in Mandrake to do the same (never worked with it tho).
 
  


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