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Old 06-03-2005, 08:50 AM   #1
zahadumy
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Permission problem (xmms & YMessenger)


I can't run YMessenger from my user:
Code:
[cosmin@localhost ~]$ ymessenger
Segmentation fault
And when i try to listen to music with xmms, it shows me the music is playing, but i don't hear anything. How can i solve these things? And not only these 2, generally when i have a permission problem like this what should i do to give permissions to only one user in the system? Thank you.
 
Old 06-04-2005, 02:58 AM   #2
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I can't explain your problems with Yahoo Messenger without more information.

Regarding XMMS, maybe your volume is turned down? If this is the case and you are using ALSA, run alsamixer at the console. Otherwise your /dev/pcm, /dev/dsp, or /dev/audio may have incorrect permissions.

To give permissions to only one user on the system run:

chown USERNAME FILENAME to make a certain user the owner of a file.

Then chmod 007 FILENAME to allow only that user to access the file.
 
Old 06-04-2005, 03:00 AM   #3
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I don't mean to offend, but just want to point out that it would be chmod 700 for the user 007 is everyone but the user/group.

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Old 06-04-2005, 03:03 AM   #4
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Hehe, I am glad you pointed out my mistake...

Also Zahadumy, you might want to learn more about file permissions in Linux. Here is a link...

http://www.zzee.com/solutions/linux-permissions.shtml

Make sure the audio devices are accessible to all users you want to be able to access them.
 
  


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