Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 197378
sound works for 'root' only
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:36 EST
Description of problem:
added alsa compatible soundcard, and had it up and running.
now, every time I log in as anything other than root, I get:
error while initializing sound driver:
device: default can't be opened for playback (permission denied)
The sound server will continue, using the null output device
when I use administration-soundcard detection, I get sound. But, it won't work
outside that app. unless I login as root
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Additional info: The only thing I did prior to the sound failure was, to login
as root in an attempt to mount my main hard drive. (Windows fat32, I have a
dual boot setup) By the way, I also get "permission denied" every time I
attempt this, even as root.
I cannot find any config settings for either of these permissions. please
Please log-in as a common user and attach output of "ls -l /dev/snd/"
Created attachment 132185 [details]
output from "ls -l /dev/snd/"
I found a fix in the question & answers of the aRts Handbook, but I'd still
appreciate any other advice you can give me. Thanks.
BTW do you know anything about the "permission denied" when I try to mount the
windows drive? Could it be because I enabled SELinux when I installed it?
All files here (/dev/snd/) look fine...