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Old 04-15-2003, 11:59 PM   #1
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users can't hear sound


Hey, I finally switched from Redhat to gentoo and I love it.

I have a configuration problem, though, with the sound. I have a c-media 8738 based onboard card so I compiled the cmpci driver as a module, modprobed it, etc... but I don't think that the drivers are the problem.

root can use sound perfectly it is when i log in as a user (uid 500) that I have issues. XMMS will not play and gives me an error message.

My guess is some permissions on the device or something. Am I anywhere near the problem or it's solution?

Thanks for the help, and i'll probably be back here with questions since this is my weening from pre-packaged config tools ;->

-Shriver
 
Old 04-16-2003, 12:32 AM   #2
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add the user to the correct group - most likely 'audio'

the permissions should be setup that adding oneself to the group is enough -remember one has to logout for group changes to take effect
 
Old 04-16-2003, 11:40 AM   #3
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Ah, thanks... that was simple, wasn't it? This is going to be an interesting ride.

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