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Old 06-16-2003, 11:22 AM   #1
awdoyle
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Onboard sound only works with root login


My Slackware 8.1 install didn't recognize my motherboard's (ASUS A7M266) onboard sound. I downloaded the C-Media audio driver from ASUS and followed the install instructions, which paralleled several steps in this kernel compiling howto - so I did that too. The C-Media README gives these instructions for enabling sound:
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Slackware 4.0 (a little dated, I know) Add the 'modprobe cmpci' command in your /etc/rc.d/rc.modules file.so you can start the driver automatically each time booting.
Sound now works in KDE if I log in as root; if I log in as myself, a dialog opens up that says:
device /dev/dsp can't be opened (no such device)
I've seen this error all over the forums, but I haven't figured out how to resolve it when root login works and regular user login doesn't. The /etc/rc.d/rc.modules is executable by all users. Please let me know if more specific information would help, and thanks in advance for any advice you can offer.
 
Old 06-16-2003, 01:33 PM   #2
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login as root, open a shell, and do this:

chmod 0666 /dev/dsp*; chmod 0666 /dev/mixer*

now try to play some tunes as a regular user.
 
Old 06-16-2003, 02:27 PM   #3
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C++freak I owe you a beer. I also did a
chmod /dev/audio*
Thanks for the help!
 
Old 06-16-2003, 02:29 PM   #4
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Do you want shipping information for that beer? ;-)

lol, I'm glad I could help
 
  


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