Bug 998150 - pulseaudio is unable to access files in /dev/snd
pulseaudio is unable to access files in /dev/snd
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pulseaudio (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Lennart Poettering
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-08-17 14:25 EDT by Bruno Wolff III
Modified: 2015-06-29 08:17 EDT (History)
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Description Bruno Wolff III 2013-08-17 14:25:46 EDT
Description of problem:

pulseaudio is not able to access files in /dev/snd which prevents me from playing sound on my headset or speakers. The files are protected with 660 and group owned by audio. Changing the protection to 666 and restarting pulseaudio allows me to get sound.

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Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2013-08-17 14:33:04 EDT
local sessions are supposed to be granted permission to local devices via systemd-login1 (and friends).  nothing to do with pulseaudio really.


$ systemd-loginctl

list your current session?  (related, how did you login?  gdm/kdm/lightdm or other?)
Comment 2 Bruno Wolff III 2013-08-17 15:44:01 EDT
I don't seem to have systemd-loginctl in my path. Is that the correct name?
I use kdm to login, but it has been having problems. It doesn't work on boot, so I have been restarting it from a vt. Then I login to xfce.
Comment 3 Bruno Wolff III 2013-08-17 15:48:20 EDT
Maybe it's just loginctl now?

[root@bruno bruno]# loginctl
   SESSION        UID USER             SEAT            
         2        513 bruno            seat0           

1 sessions listed.
Comment 4 Rex Dieter 2013-08-17 17:51:10 EDT
Oh, ok, neat, well they should both be there:

$ rpm -q -f /usr/bin/loginctl /usr/bin/systemd-loginctl 
Comment 5 Bruno Wolff III 2013-08-17 18:11:23 EDT
[root@bruno bruno]# rpm -q systemd
[root@bruno bruno]# rpm -qf /usr/bin/loginctl /usr/bin/systemd-loginctl
error: file /usr/bin/systemd-loginctl: No such file or directory

It looks like it might have been renamed in the rawhide version of systemd.
Comment 6 Bruno Wolff III 2013-08-29 00:24:14 EDT
Tonight I had kdm start up normally during boot and the sound wasn't messed up. Perhaps the sound issue is related to restarting kdm from a VT?
Comment 7 Fedora End Of Life 2013-09-16 12:35:13 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 20 development cycle.
Changing version to '20'.

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