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Old 05-24-2003, 12:28 PM   #1
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xmms sound problems

If I am logged in as any other user (other than root) I cannot hear sound. Do I need to give permisions out to every user, and if so, do I have to permit the users to be able to use a certain device? I am totally clueless as to what I should do.

Red Hat 8.0
AMD 950
256 ram
30 gig HD
onboard sound card (But that appears to be fine since i can hear sounds when i am logged in as root)

Old 05-24-2003, 12:36 PM   #2
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hmm... i used to have the same prob... try to configure your sound as a normal user and enter the password for root and play test sound....

thats what I did...
Old 05-24-2003, 01:23 PM   #3
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I'm not really sure how to go about doing that.
Old 05-24-2003, 11:38 PM   #4
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login as other user, when u configure the sound using terminal, type su and temporarily login as root (it will prompt u for password)
Old 05-25-2003, 05:03 PM   #5
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Originally posted by digsby0007
I'm not really sure how to go about doing that.
Open a console window then su type your root password then sndconfig which will run the sound config utility.
Old 05-26-2003, 11:57 AM   #6
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ok so after i do that then what?
Old 05-26-2003, 04:03 PM   #7
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I have a similar, but not identical problem. I downloaded oss and now I get sounds when logging in and out and when viewing a greeting card sent through yahoo, but not other greeting cards (123, I think) and not when trying to play an audio CD with xmms or KsCD.


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