Description of problem: On installation of Fedora 9 onto an Acer 1640
Travelmate, Rhythmbox will not play a music CD (nor any file) under the normal
username. All ownership of the disk drives and related hardware has been
assigned to the normal user, and the normal user has been added to the same
group as the disk drive. Root is needed to play music CDs and files. Both aplay
and paplay work, however the gstreamer-properties test fails. (All system
sounds, Youtube, and any additional sounds play as desired) I am using USB speakers.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Latest as of the 22nd of May 2008
See steps below.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install on a ~4 year old laptop. An Acer model
2. Add the normal user to "disk" and its own group.
3. chown the disk drive to the user, along with all related hardware
4. Try to play something. Root will work. Normal user will not.
Rhythmbox gives back a "Playback Error", and in the left-most column, a "No
Entry" sign appears. This happens with all files. Root solves this problem.
CDs, WAVs, OGGs and such, playable in Rhythmbox.
Using USB speakers, however this should not be an issue, seeing as everything
else plays fine.
I tried to help Jonathan on #fedora with this problem. Someone else had already
advised him to fiddle with the permissions of sound and CD devices, which was
unfortunate IMHO, but anyway... ALSA and PulseAudio seem to work fine, because
these commands both produced sound for Jonathan:
paplay -v /usr/share/sounds/startup3.wav
He tried the Test button in gstreamer-properties -> Audio -> Default Output.
Both ALSA and PulseAudio plugins failed with "Can not open the output device for
Jonathan, please correct me if I'm mistaken in anything in this comment.
What do you see on the command-line when using either gstreamer-properties or Rhythmbox and reproducing this problem?
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If this bug is closed, why do I keep getting spam emails every fucking couple of days? I haven't used this shit since mid 2008. Stop fucking bothering me.