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I have regular computer sounds and xmms makes sound under root, but not under a user. How do i give a user permission to audio. I had to chmod 666 /dev/hdc and /dev/hdd to give user rights to the cdrom drives and they are working, but no sound under a user?
If you only want a certain user to access sound (not everyone else as well) do this as root:
"chown <username> /dev/dsp"
"chmod 640 /dev/dsp"
^^ Changes ownership of /dev/dsp to the specified user, and changes perms to user -- read/write, group -- read, others -- none. Change the octal number based on what you want, first num is user, second is group, third is others. Octal code is quite simple once you get used to it. It's basically 4=Read, 2=Write, 1=Execute. So 4+2=Read/Write, 4+1=Read/Execute, and so forth from 0 to 7.
I did what you said to do tk-*, but it didn't work. I was searching threads the other night and tried a few things (but can't remember what i did), so now when i try to use XMMS under a user i get these errors...
Please check that:
Your soundcard is configured properly
You have the correct output plugin selected
No other program is blocking the soundcard
It works fine under root though,so no problem there.
I find it's a good sign when the error messages start to change.
As root, run alsamixer. Use the left and right arrows to go along all the columns typing m to unmute the channels and use the up arrow to raise the levels.
Ok, i have sound in GAIM when sending messages, but no other computer sounds under a user still. Why would i have sounds for that and not for GNOME or XMMS? I turned the sounds on and made sure all the volume controls are not muted.