Bug 9065 - kmix suggests 'chmod a+rw /dev/mixer*'
kmix suggests 'chmod a+rw /dev/mixer*'
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdemultimedia (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2000-02-02 06:45 EST by Tim Waugh
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-03 07:57:31 EST
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Description Tim Waugh 2000-02-02 06:45:20 EST
[twaugh@meme twaugh]$ ls -l /dev/mixer
crw-------    1 twaugh   sys       14,   0 Apr 17  1999 /dev/mixer
[twaugh@meme twaugh]$ kmix
kmix: Could not open mixer.
Perhaps you have no permission to access the mixer device.
Login as root and do a 'chmod a+rw /dev/mixer*' to allow the access.

In fact it failed because I haven't configured sound yet -- the permissions
on /dev/mixer* as shipped are fine because pam takes care of it.  Perhaps
the message should say something more harmless if open fails with -ENOSYS.
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-02-03 07:57:59 EST
Fixed. It now tells you to run /usr/sbin/sndconfig.

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