Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 144643
console permission definition for <sound> is not flexible enough
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:58 EST
I should have filed this a year ago when I noticed it - sorry...
In my household, my FC3 box has two users: my wife and I. We each have
our own desktop, and we both like to be logged in all day for the most
part. We do this, of course, by setting up gdm.conf to crank up two X
servers in two vt's: edit /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf and make sure under
[servers] it reads
The problem: the first person to log in gains permission to use the
sound devices, the other does not have permission.
My workaround: we (our users) are in the same group (tandm in this
case). I edited /etc/security/console.perms and changed the <sound>
console permissions to be...
<console> 0660 <sound> 0600 root.tandm
instead of the old
<console> 0660 <sound> 0600 root.root
Restarted things and bingo... sound in both.
I there must be some default that works well for each.
"I there must be some default that works well for each."
...should have been...
"I think there must be some default that works well for each."
I'm sorry but the default won't be changed. Your solution is correct
and exactly what has to be done to support such configuration as yours.
However it would be of no use on normal one-user-in-time desktops.