Bug 439938 - /dev/snd permission problem (caused by segfaults in hal-acl-tool?)
Summary: /dev/snd permission problem (caused by segfaults in hal-acl-tool?)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hal
Version: 8
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Zeuthen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-04-01 01:27 UTC by Jesse Barnes
Modified: 2013-03-06 03:55 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-01-09 06:17:57 UTC

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Description Jesse Barnes 2008-04-01 01:27:43 UTC
Description of problem:
When I login, my user id isn't added to the acls in /dev/snd/*, which means I 
can't play anything.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. login
2. try to play music
3. fail
Actual results:
I get a "permission denied" when trying to access the sound devices.

Expected results:
Sound plays.

Additional info:
Apparently restarting the hal daemon works around the problem, even though I 
still see the hal-acl-tool segfaults in my log.

All the segfaults in my log are the same:
hal-acl-tool[5602]: segfault at 00002aaaabf446b8 rip 00002aaaab6578ab rsp 
00007fff1f10ba10 error 4

I'll give the rawhide version a try (assuming it doesn't make me upgrade a ton 
of other stuff) and see if the segfault is still there.

Comment 1 Jesse Barnes 2008-04-01 01:38:45 UTC
Unfortunately the segfault still occurs with the latest rawhide hal 

hal-acl-tool[7382]: segfault at 00002aaaabf6dcb8 rip 00002aaaab67316e rsp 
00007fffca4c9ef0 error 4
hal-acl-tool[7383]: segfault at 00002aaaabf6dcb8 rip 00002aaaab67316e rsp 
00007fff13d6e770 error 4

How is hal usually debugged?  I'd be happy to dig into it a little given some 


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