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Old 06-10-2006, 01:44 PM   #1
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Girlfriend annoyed- no music privelages


Hi All,

I'm running dapper and created a user account for my girlfriend. Everything's cool except she doesn't seem to have system permissions to sound & audio. In her gnome, the speaker icon (just to the left of the time & date) has a red "x" next to it. When I click it, I get the following error mesg.:

"The volume control did not find any elements and/or devices to control. This means either that you don't have the right GStreamer plugins installed, or that you don't have a sound card configured.

You can remove the volume control from the panel by right-clicking the speaker icon on the panel and selecting "Remove From Panel" from the menu."

I get sound in my account (the account I created during the installation) with no problems- both system and audio devices. I suspect this is a permissions issue but after poking around the filesystem am left not sure where to go or what to edit. Any ideas?

Much Appreciated,

ab
 
Old 06-10-2006, 01:47 PM   #2
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Just a guess ... Is the girlfriend in the 'audio' group?
 
Old 06-10-2006, 01:52 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply rickh,

I'm looking for a group called "audio" (via "users and groups"), and don't see one on my system.

Still stuck, :-)

ab
 
Old 06-10-2006, 01:59 PM   #4
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Just check what groups your regular user is in, and make sure she's in the same ones.
 
Old 06-10-2006, 02:45 PM   #5
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Your girlfriend's username should be in these groups: dialout cdrom floppy audio dip video plugdev lpadmin scanner
 
Old 06-10-2006, 02:52 PM   #6
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Cool. Audio works on her account now. Girlfriend is happy. My work is done. However... given our difference in musical taste, I wonder if I should have left things the way they were. ;-)

Cheers,

ab
 
Old 06-10-2006, 05:40 PM   #7
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I know you've solved your problem but I thought that those not used to the concept of Linux group might find the following a little more intuitive since it ties privileges directly to users.

System - Administration - Users and Groups - Tab:Users - select the user and click Properties - Tab:User Privileges - check boxes for the privileges desired.
 
Old 06-12-2006, 10:57 AM   #8
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Thanks for that HOWTO Fragos. Yeah, the gui makes it very easy to edit user group permissions. For those who want to know what file that GUI edits, check out /etc/groups. I love the gnome front-end apps. and I love even more when I know the back-end equivelant; makes me feel much less like an MS Windows softy and more like a Linux power user. ;-)

Cheers,

ab
 
  


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