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|Summary:||Wrong default permissions for audio devices|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Renato Ramonda <renato.ramonda>|
|Component:||udev||Assignee:||Harald Hoyer <harald>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2005-08-25 08:33:09 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Renato Ramonda 2005-06-14 09:40:48 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; it-IT; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4 Description of problem: The default permissions for the auto-created audio devices are too restrictive: they may work for a single user desktop, but fail (very) short for a multiuser one. Given the multiuser nature of linux this does not seem wise. Default permissions for audio devices: 660 user:root This means that if i login in X with userA and then use the user switcher applet, or another mean to get a concurrent login with userB, then userB cannot access the audio devices. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Login as userA 2. Use the Fast-User-Switching-Applet (or just X --display :9) to login as userB 3. Launch sound player Actual Results: The sound player app complains that it cannot access the device. Expected Results: The sound app should work if userA is not actively using a sound app itself. Additional info: Solution is fairly simple: Default permissions to audio devices: 660 user:audio And then assign by default users to the audio group at creation time.
Comment 1 M.Seiler 2005-08-18 15:31:18 EDT
Same Problem with Fedora Core 4 How can I fix this?
Comment 2 Harald Hoyer 2005-08-25 08:33:09 EDT
Only one console user will and can use console devices. Fast-User-Switching-Applet should then use the pam_console mechanism.
Comment 3 Renato Ramonda 2005-08-25 09:47:45 EDT
Well, for a "home computer" it seems to me a perfectly sensible choice to have all users (or all users belonging to a group) able to use the audio device. Could this maybe become a configurable switch? (I'll investigate the pam_console mechanism you cite, in any case) Thanks, Renato