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Old 10-06-2002, 05:43 PM   #1
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Cant access /dev/dsp as anything but root. What do I chmod?


If I login as "jimmy", I can't use /dev/dsp. So no XMMS for me. But if I login as root, I can. So, I went and I checked the ownership of the module "emu10k1.o" and it was -rw-rw-rw so, I was confused. Everyone has the same ownership. What am I supposed to chmod so "jimmy" can use /dev/dsp?

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Old 10-06-2002, 06:16 PM   #2
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chmod 666 /dev/dsp

You might also need to do that to /dev/mixer if it complains about that next.

Cheers,

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Old 10-06-2002, 06:44 PM   #3
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isnt /dev/dsp made when I insert my sound card module? what about when /dev/dsp goes away due to no sound card modules being installed.
 
Old 10-06-2002, 07:08 PM   #4
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Not really, think of it like a mount point, the directory is always there, when you get the "device not found" error, its just not read-able for some reason; either the module for the card isn't loaded, the directory is chmod'd against that user, etc.

This is the #1 first annoyance about installing Slackware for everyone, #2 is usually the default XF86Config file won't work for you.

Cheers,

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Old 10-07-2002, 09:59 AM   #5
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Alternatively, login as root, go to "user manager" and allow permission on sound to "jimmy"
as simple as that.
 
  


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