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Old 03-29-2004, 04:43 AM   #1
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Question sound privilege

hello there...

i have a small question that really has no urgency:

i'm running Knoppix 3.3 and i noticed that i have system sounds/notifications under root, but not under other users. the other users do have sound for playing media files or surfing the internet, but not system sounds...

i tried using KDE control center but all the options for sound are shadowed out... i tried running it from a console as root (su, kcontrol) and i was able to access the options but they never took effect - even after restart.

anyways, i've been playing with this for the past 3 hours so i figured i'd post this - i know how everyone hates newbies asking for help when they haven't even tried to fix it themselves! so if anyone knows a way to give sound privileges to the other users that'd be great... thanks!
Old 03-29-2004, 10:53 AM   #2
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Try, as root:
adduser username audio
where 'username' is the name of the user to whom you would like to give audio priviledges(sp?).
Old 03-29-2004, 08:32 PM   #3
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i'm an idiot...

thanks for ur post, but turns out i just needed to start the aRts soundserver at KDE startup... us newbies can be dumb! LoL


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