Bug 843666 - Need user access to /dev/snd/seq
Need user access to /dev/snd/seq
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: alsa-lib (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jaroslav Kysela
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: FedoraAudio
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Reported: 2012-07-26 20:34 EDT by Orcan Ogetbil
Modified: 2012-09-26 04:51 EDT (History)
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Description Orcan Ogetbil 2012-07-26 20:34:57 EDT
Due to changes in udev on F-17, /dev/snd/seq does not have proper ACL for the logged in user. As a result, any user ((e.g. audio production users) trying to access the Alsa sequencer device gets denied. Please see bug #827655 for background. F-16 does not have this issue.

The solution to the problem is to include a file 
   $ echo snd_seq > /etc/modules-load.d/seq.conf

We thought that this file might be suitable for the alsa-lib package. Could you please include such a file in the alsa-lib package?

Comment 1 Brendan Jones 2012-08-13 18:11:14 EDT
I was wondering if there was any update on this? This bug is of keen interest to the Fedora Audio spin team.

Comment 2 Orcan Ogetbil 2012-08-26 10:09:50 EDT
Brendan, Fernando,
Could you try adding yourself to the "audio" usergroup, logoff/login, and see if you still have the errors?
Comment 3 Jaroslav Kysela 2012-09-06 09:20:13 EDT
I backported the f18 changes (added back the /lib/modprobe.d/dist-alsa.conf file) to alsa-lib- .
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2012-09-07 08:23:00 EDT
python-alsa-1.0.26-1.fc17, alsa-plugins-1.0.26-1.fc17, alsa-tools-, alsa-utils-1.0.26-1.fc17, alsa-lib-1.0.26-1.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2012-09-08 22:52:34 EDT
Package python-alsa-1.0.26-1.fc17, alsa-plugins-1.0.26-1.fc17, alsa-tools-, alsa-utils-1.0.26-1.fc17, alsa-lib-1.0.26-1.fc17:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing python-alsa-1.0.26-1.fc17 alsa-plugins-1.0.26-1.fc17 alsa-tools- alsa-utils-1.0.26-1.fc17 alsa-lib-1.0.26-1.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
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Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2012-09-26 04:51:37 EDT
python-alsa-1.0.26-1.fc17, alsa-plugins-1.0.26-1.fc17, alsa-tools-, alsa-utils-1.0.26-1.fc17, alsa-lib-1.0.26-1.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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