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Old 03-24-2009, 04:20 PM   #1
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giving non-root users access to sound in 12.2

I moved from 11.0 to 12.2 and have discovered that the /dev files related to sound are not rw access for non-root. So I placed a command "chmod a+rw /dev/audio /dev/dsp /dev/mixer" for these files in rc.M.

This works *somewhat*. (for non-root) The mixer doesn't have all options, and sound won't play for UTUBE on the browser which I think is flash-player. I have installed flash-player as root. When it runs as a user, seems to play but no sound. When ran as root works fine.

Are there other files in dev besides the three I have tweeked? Or is the problem with the installation of the flash player?
Old 03-24-2009, 04:23 PM   #2
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Try adding the regular users to the audio group?
Old 03-24-2009, 04:34 PM   #3
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that's it allright

I've never bothered with additional groups before. That was the quick answer allright, thanks!


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