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    Lindows and sound

    Just installed the new Lindows and following instructions updated it for free using apt-get. Have a question though: I have sound in root but not in user - how do I solve this?? Thanks in advance!

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    Re:Lindows and sound

    chmod 777 /dev/dsp*
    chmod 777 /dev/mixer*

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    Re:Lindows and sound

    [quote author=Schotty link=board=7;threadid=6442;start=0#60707 date=1046105019]
    chmod 777 /dev/dsp*
    chmod 777 /dev/mixer*
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    Ok did that - still no luck. Sound only in root.

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    Re:Lindows and sound

    [quote author=PapaNoHair link=board=7;threadid=6442;start=0#60772 date=1046152031]
    [quote author=Schotty link=board=7;threadid=6442;start=0#60707 date=1046105019]
    chmod 777 /dev/dsp*
    chmod 777 /dev/mixer*
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    Ok did that - still no luck. Sound only in root.
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    Opps - sorry it does work! Like a dummy I forgot to log out and back in, etc. : Thanks!!!

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    Re:Lindows and sound

    no prob dude!

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    Add your user to the group audio instead, it's SO much safer.

    really, if you keep chmod 777'ing everything you will turn Linux into windows, it's a really bad idea.

    /etc/group

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    [quote author=Lovechild link=board=7;threadid=6442;start=0#60807 date=1046203863]
    Add your user to the group audio instead, it's SO much safer.

    really, if you keep chmod 777'ing everything you will turn Linux into windows, it's a really bad idea.

    /etc/group
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    Never done this before - how would I go about this? Thanks for your help!

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    Re:Lindows and sound

    Okay thats actually an easy one. fire up (as root) an editor. You will see something similar to the following:

    Code:
    [schotty@leinenkugel schotty]$ sudo cat /etc/group
    Password:
    ~~~snippitie snippitie ~~~
    schotty:x:500:smu
    cdwrite:*:601:
    wine:x:66:
    media:x:501:schotty,smu
    cdrecording::101:schotty
    [schotty@leinenkugel schotty]$
    you will see that the syntax is

    group_nameasswd:GID:user_list

    So, if I wanted to add papanohair to group schotty, I wold change the schotty line to :

    schotty:x:500:smu,papanohair

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    Slackware has no Sound group. How do you create a group and assign rights to that group?

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    Re:Lindows and sound

    add a line to the file.

    For GUI people, Kuser is pretty nice and simple. As is redhat-config-users (same shit but GKT IMHO, neither have anything the other doesn't)

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