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Old 11-05-2009, 01:26 AM   #16
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snddevices gave me back /dev/audio etc...

but in the end i added my username to the audio group in /etc/group to get sound working...hooray!

hope that helps someone else
Old 04-01-2011, 08:12 AM   #17
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Lightbulb root of problem..


Another possibility why this error might happen (as explained here: is that certain installers do not bother to properly setup the audio devices' permissions in /dev/snd/ and dev/mixer. Thus, when you attempt to access these devices as a non-root user it fails with the above error message...


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