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Old 02-06-2013, 07:35 PM   #1
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Slackware 14.0 sound fails when starting with runlevel 4.

After installing Slackware_14.0 I changed /etc/inittab to boot runlevel 4 and get a gui-based login screen. This works for logging in, but the VIA 8237 sound card then doesn't work. If I log-out to the console and run startx, KDE starts up and the sound works fine.

How can I fix this so sound works from the gui-based login?

The change I made to /etc/inittab is as follows:

# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)

Old 02-07-2013, 01:03 PM   #2
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I found that in order to use my sound card in gui I had to add my user account to the "audio" group. Check /dev for your card, it probably has a root:audio ownership.

usermod -G audio -a <your_user_account>
should do the trick.

Hope it helps.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:04 AM   #3
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Thanks Thanks! Thanks!

usermod -G audio -a <your_user_account>

Solved this problem!


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