[PlanetCCRMA] fedora 23 and permissions

Oded Ben-Tal obental at gmail.com
Thu May 26 23:42:16 PDT 2016

Many thanks, Orcan, for the response. What I found to be missing is a good
documentation about users and groups - how do I find if the group jackuser
exists? How do I add myself to it? I did not find this basic information in
the fedora documentation on managing users and groups. (I still don't know
how I do list all groups on my computer. for example to see if pulse-rt is
there so I can add myself to it...)
After several trials I think I got it working.

On 27 May 2016 at 01:55, Orcan Ogetbil <oget.fedora at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 26 May 2016 at 11:21, Oded Ben-Tal wrote:
> > I might be able to answer my own questions:
> > there is a /etc/securit/limits.d/95-jack.conf  which defines(?) a
> jackuser
> > group with rt permissions. When I added myself to that group I was able
> to
> > run jackd and get sound working.
> > (BTW - managing users and groups is not transparent in the current fedora
> > documentation and could be more friendly)
> >
> Hi Oded,
> I agree with you that the current jack set up the user has to go
> through is suboptimal. The reason for that is we could not find a way
> to make it better.
> Currently, there is the online documentation [1] and the README file
> [2] that we added to the jack package a while ago. So we assume that
> the user will get frustrated and come across one of these places.
> The jack package is at the root of all installations so the jack
> package installation looks like the best candidate to be associated
> with the audio setup. We do not have the option of adding all users to
> the jackuser group in the default Fedora installation (I do not
> remember what the default is on the Jam spin?). The package
> installation is done by the super user which doesn't know which users
> should really be in the group. So the user is left with doing it
> manually.
> But the user can install the packages in so many ways. They can use
> their favorite package management GUI, or command line dnf, yum or
> even rpm to install. There is no standardized way of passing the
> information to the users with all these tools. Moreover the package
> installation can be part of an automated process so we cannot
> interrupt it to show a pop up to display a message to the user.
> That said, if you have any suggestions we will certainly take it into
> consideration.
> Best,
> Orcan
> [1]
> https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/14/html/Musicians_Guide/sect-Musicians_Guide-Using_JACK.html
> [2] /usr/share/doc/jack-audio-connection-kit/README.Fedora

Oded Ben-Tal
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