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prasanth.bbnl 06-27-2016 09:21 AM

sound is not working in centos 7 for root user
 
Hi all,


please any one tell me if i log in as root user centos 7 sound is not working in my lap model (lenovo t410). for other user it is working fine.

if i want sound in root user what am i suppose to do.

Emerson 06-27-2016 09:25 AM

root is not a user, it is administrator account. There is absolutely no need for root to make sound or run GUI.

John VV 06-27-2016 01:05 PM

in fact you should get a WARNING about the root account

a pop up about the sound not working is one

notKlaatu 06-27-2016 01:58 PM

You shouldn't run as root on a daily basis, but troubleshooting with root can sometimes be useful.

To get sound as root in CentOS, try adding root user to the audio group.

jpollard 06-28-2016 08:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by notKlaatu (Post 5567000)
You shouldn't run as root on a daily basis, but troubleshooting with root can sometimes be useful.

To get sound as root in CentOS, try adding root user to the audio group.

Root by definition is a member of any group it wants. Adding root to random groups is an invitation for a security failure.

TB0ne 06-28-2016 09:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jpollard (Post 5567336)
Root by definition is a member of any group it wants. Adding root to random groups is an invitation for a security failure.

I agree with both jpollard and notKlaatu. :)

notKlaatu *DID* provide the answer to the question, but the OP is asking for something that is inherently bad. Logging in as root shouldn't be done, period, unless you're trying to fix something seriously bad. And I doubt you'd need a sound card for that.


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