Bug 402671 - no soundcard when using xinit to open another X
Summary: no soundcard when using xinit to open another X
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ConsoleKit   
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Version: 8
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: David Zeuthen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-11-28 13:27 UTC by Johnathan
Modified: 2013-03-06 03:53 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 05:21:52 UTC
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Description Johnathan 2007-11-28 13:27:38 UTC
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Description of problem:
I think this is a consolekit issue because of the permissions...

I have always used xinit -- :1.0 to open another X display to run games. With fedora 8 when I do this it says I have no sound card. I don't use pulse audio since I have hardware mixing support with alsa. My sound works fine on my normal desktop and ctrl+alt+F1-F6. I run aplay -l and it says there is no sound card when I am on the new X display. If I try to access /dev/dsp on the new X it says permission denied, but if I give /dev/dsp read/write access to everyone I can get sound that way. If I open a new display the same way as root I can access everything normally though.

If I am logged into the new X as a normal user and run system-config-soundcard (which requires root access anyway) it shows the sound card and plays sounds, but still no help in getting sound on that display for the normal user.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
2.log in as normal user
3.xinit -- :1.0
4.aplay -l

Actual Results:
No sound card detected

Expected Results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 Will Woods 2007-12-03 20:55:32 UTC
'startx' should do the right thing with ConsoleKit. Could you try using 'startx
-- :1.0' instead?

Comment 2 Johnathan 2007-12-04 02:16:44 UTC
startx -- :1.0 does not work. I get lots of errors like:
AUDIT: Mon Dec  3 19:52:46 2007: 12301 X: client 1 rejected from local host (uid
  Auth name: MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 ID: -1
Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key.

I tried to add a cookie by the normal:
xauth add :1.0 . `mcookie`
and still no luck.

If I run
startx -- :1
it will open and have soundcards, but it opens another gnome session which I
don't want.

Comment 3 Johnathan 2008-02-25 11:07:34 UTC
I had found a work around that works somewhat.
I open the new display from ctrl+alt+f1 doing:
xinit -- :1.0
then I run a game like this from the new X display (ctrl+alt+f8):
sleep 2; ./ut2k4
then I switch back to ctrl+alt+f7 (normal desktop) real quick and wait for the
game to load. It will have full access to alsa devices and everything. If at any
point it releases the sound card or something it will say it can't find the
sound card again.

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