Bug 9065 - kmix suggests 'chmod a+rw /dev/mixer*'
Summary: kmix suggests 'chmod a+rw /dev/mixer*'
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdemultimedia   
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Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Keywords: Security
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-02-02 11:45 UTC by Tim Waugh
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-03 12:57:31 UTC
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Description Tim Waugh 2000-02-02 11:45:20 UTC
[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 12:57:59 UTC
Fixed. It now tells you to run /usr/sbin/sndconfig.

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