Bug 197378 - sound works for 'root' only
sound works for 'root' only
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-soundcard (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Martin Stransky
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Reported: 2006-06-30 13:55 EDT by George Arseneault
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-12-14 09:18:09 EST
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output from "ls -l /dev/snd/" (637 bytes, text/plain)
2006-07-10 12:21 EDT, George Arseneault
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Description George Arseneault 2006-06-30 13:55:36 EDT
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

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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 
Comment 1 Martin Stransky 2006-07-01 16:14:24 EDT
Please log-in as a common user and attach output of "ls -l /dev/snd/"
Comment 2 George Arseneault 2006-07-10 12:21:33 EDT
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?
Comment 3 Martin Stransky 2006-12-14 09:18:09 EST
All files here (/dev/snd/) look fine...

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