Bug 1149 - esd fails to start during Gnome/Enlightenment startup
esd fails to start during Gnome/Enlightenment startup
Status: CLOSED DEFERRED
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: esound (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 1999-02-13 13:12 EST by Chris Runge
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-03-18 10:59:19 EST
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Description Chris Runge 1999-02-13 13:12:59 EST
Red Hat 5.8 {beta 1)

I install the beta 1 with Gnome, create a normal user, login
as that user and do a startx.

Enlightenment and GNOME starts but there is no sound as the
esound daemon (esd)  has not started.  Trying to start this
daemon as the user gives an error; it must be started as
root.

(Note: prior to installing beta 1 and playing with Gnome and
Enlightenment esd started automatically without a problem)
Comment 1 Dale Lovelace 1999-02-23 14:33:59 EST
/dev/dsp has permissions:

crw-------   1 root     root      14,   3 May  5  1998 /dev/dsp

so a normal user can't start ESD. Changing these to 666 fixes the
problem. Don't know how they should be by default.
Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 1999-03-18 10:59:59 EST
This is due to a problem with the user console pam configuration
and the way gdm sets the DISPLAY variable.

This is being corrected.

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