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Old 10-10-2005, 10:35 AM   #1
roddyguk
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music not working!


hi all, ive just moved over to mepis 3.3 from windows and am having a few problems.

when i log on i can hear the start up music (no matter which user i log on with) if im using root i can play my mp3's and listen to cd's no problem, but if i log on as any other user i get a box come up saying i dont have the right permissions! is there an easy way to set up permissions?

cheers, rod...
 
Old 10-10-2005, 02:07 PM   #2
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is this a clean new install? makes troubleshooting easier if it is.

try this. go to a terminal (in the kmenu -> system or ->utilities, not sure where) and a terminal window will open. looks like a DOS screen. Type "su" [enter key]. this gets you into the root user mode. give it the root password [enter].

now type "alsaconf" [enter] and answer the questions. after its done you'll be back at the terminal promt. type "exit" [enter] and again "exit" [enter] to close the window.

now try it. any luck?
 
Old 10-10-2005, 04:26 PM   #3
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yeah m8 it is a clean install, windows is gone for good (i hope )

i tried what u suggested and it all went through ok, it done just as u said it would.

i still get the same problem when trying to play mp3's
You do not have enough permissions to read file:/home/steph/Music/The Zutons/Who Killed...... The Zutons/02 Pressure Point.mp3

i do hear the sound of glass breakin every time i try tho, so i doubt it would be a driver or hardware problem (well i guess anyway)

i also just noticed that it does the same when im trying to open pic's or vid's

would it have somthing to do with the way i setup the account?
i left it all as default when i made it.

cheers for the help
 
Old 10-10-2005, 04:55 PM   #4
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as root do the following command:
chown -R steph:users /home/steph/Music; chmod -R +rw /home/steph/Music

Last edited by mos; 10-10-2005 at 07:10 PM.
 
Old 10-10-2005, 05:06 PM   #5
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it comes up with

chown: `+rw': invalid user


if this sorts it out would i just do the same for my pics and vids folders?
 
Old 10-10-2005, 06:49 PM   #6
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it works sound cheers m8

i asumed it would'nt work as it came up with invalid user

ive sorted out both my accounts now and all the files i could'nt access

nice 1 cheers


oh 1 more thing what command would i use if i wanted to share the music folders with all users?

cheers once again
 
  


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