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Tinkster 05-09-2002 02:20 PM

Sound in Slack for users
 
Hi Guys!

I got my third box up & running with slack, sound, network
and all .... BUT only root gets sound? :)

What am I doing wrong?

Cheers,
Tink

Rashkae 05-09-2002 02:33 PM

Slack and sound permissions.
 
you have to either make your dsp and mixer devices world writable..
chmod o+rw /dev/mixer
chmod o+rw /dev/dsp

Or, make the users you want to have sound members of the sys group.

Tinkster 05-09-2002 03:35 PM

Ta Rashkae,

will try the "world-writeable" thing when I get home from work :}

Cheers,
Tink

Tinkster 05-09-2002 11:22 PM

Ta, again :)

Just did o+rw to dsp, mixer and midi ... everything nice now :)

Cheers,
Tink

95se 05-13-2002 09:51 PM

someone should really put this as a sticky at the top of the page, so many ppl ask this question.

Rashkae 05-14-2002 08:05 AM

Slackware.com
 
Actually, what would be really neat, would be if someone who knows how to get a hold of Patrick kindly suggest he adds this one to the Slackware FAQ, since it's a Slackware specific issue. (Well, ok, feature. It's probably not a good idea to give remote users write permission to sound devices, which is the more comon default)

Tinkster 05-14-2002 02:43 PM

Hi Rashkae

>Well, ok, feature. It's probably not a good idea to give remote users
>write permission to sound devices, which is the more comon default
Chuckle :}

Imagine someone using Netscape on your machine from a remote terminal
and you get the noises of the shockwave plugin, not knowing what's going ;)

Cheers,
Tink

95se 05-17-2002 10:37 PM

You don't have to make dsp writable to all. Tom, Tom2, and root are the only ones that can use it on my system. Its easy, don't let the guy running netscape have access. Many normal people (like me) also don't have people logging in and using their system. I use it as my normal OS and the only person who would ever telnet (well ssh) to my system would be my other boxes on the family network.


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