[PlanetCCRMA] audio permissions

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Sun Jun 6 15:52:00 2004

> I'm using RedHat FC1.  When you are using the session manager, which is 
> the default thing to be doing, and you log in, the audio devices get 
> owned by the person logging in and their permissions are 0600.  Thats 
> fine, but when that person logs out and I log in, they dont' change back 
> for me. 
> I suspect this is something GNOME does, since I use windowmaker and its 
> not happening for me.
> Normally I would just chown justin /dev/audio (and /dev/dsp /dev/mixer 
> etc etc), put that in a script and have it run whenever i log in, but I 
> would rather know what actually causes it so I can change it at its root 
> if possible. 

You must have a stuck lock. See if you have any files left after all
users logout in "/var/run/console". If you do (you will probably find a
file named after the user that currently owns the devices), erase them.
Permissions should return to normal after the next login logout cycle. 

-- Fernando