I have a strange situation with my new install of OpenSuse 10.3 (Which I happen to think is streets ahead of any other Distro I have used).
I have set up the initial user (the user from where I did all my YAST installations) and got everything working including online streaming (.ra), MP3's in Amarok, MP3 Audio online via VLC, video and Samba etc etc. All very lovely indeed.
The problem comes when I make a new user, log into that account and then fire up audio apps; the streaming doesn't work (Browser just hangs) and Amarok just hangs when you try to play an MP3.
I have just seen this from a Debian related thread, so I don't know if this applies?
What are the permissions on /dev/dsp and /dev/mixer? Sometimes these issues can be fixed by running
chmod 666 /dev/dsp
chmod 666 /dev/mixer
This is the result of ls -l:
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 14, 3 Feb 17 11:17 /dev/dsp
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 14, 0 Feb 17 11:17 /dev/mixer
So maybe I have to add the second user (and maybe the first too) to the group 'audio 14'? What do the '3' and the '0' mean in those lines?
This was never a problem in 10.2; any new user accounts automatically picked up the settings and programs installed without any further interaction; what am I missing here?
It feels like there is some kind of 'class' of user which I have never come across before - like I am an admin user and therefore have access to the plugins and codecs, but the second user is not and therefore doesn't. This is just a feeling, but how can I check?
(As far as I can tell the second user is identical to the first when I do a # ID [username] on both users, but is there another user 'level' i am not aware of perhaps? I have read about 'Power User privelages', but I don't really know what this means or how to check for it, or then how to make it so
Thanks in advance for any suggestions, am I barking up the wrong tree?