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Old 01-24-2002, 01:04 AM   #1
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Hopefully a stupid Newbie Question - Sound/Permissions

Recently installed Mandrake 7.2 (yeah, it's old, I bought it last spring, and it took me until now to get a system to install it on), and have been trying to setup and customize the parts that I actually use.

My sound card is a legacy SoundBlaster 16pnp ISA. Someone clued me into sndconfig to set it up, which worked beautifully, but I've now discovered that the only account with sufficient permissions to use the darn thing is root.

For now, I'm using su to log in in a shell and running xmms from there to listen to my music, but I'm hoping that someone can point me in the right direction as far as what files to look for/where to look for the right place to change permissions.

--The Sylphy One
Old 01-24-2002, 02:52 AM   #2
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you can play around with the groups, or you can just chmod /dev/dsp, /dev/snd and whatnot with 666.
Old 01-26-2002, 03:12 AM   #3
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I added permissions to the relevant /dev files and checked my group... oddly enough, I had a user set up as the only member of the "audio" group that has never logged in and used audio. Why and how, I have no idea, but it's fixed, and everything works for now.

Now that it works, I'm going to go back to playing breakout.


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