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Old 01-12-2007, 04:17 PM   #1
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Audio when logged in as root, not when normal user?

Having started off just doing everything as root (I know!) i've now created a normal user account for day to day use. however, almost nothing works, LOL!

The most significant of which is I have no audio when im logged in as a standard user (created using the 'adduser -d /home/ldj/ ldj' command, but i do when im logged in as root.

what do i need to do to 'enable' audio? im guessing as audio works as root its a permissions issue?
When i run xmms from a terminal i get the error:

** WARNING **: oss_open(): Failed to open audio device (/dev/dsp): No such file or directory

If anyone can shed some light on this blighter it would be appreciated.

Old 01-12-2007, 04:55 PM   #2
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Add yourself to the "audio" group. You probably also want to be part of groups like video, cdrom, etc.
Old 01-12-2007, 05:03 PM   #3
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Thanks, done that to those three groups but it is still giving the same error.
Tried rebooting to see if it helps but no joy


audio, audiovideo

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