At Fri, 11 Mar 2011 18:05:45 -0600, Donn Washburn wrote:
On 03/11/2011 03:03 PM, Ralph DeWitt wrote:
On Friday, March 11, 2011 02:36:54 PM jdd wrote:
Le 11/03/2011 20:15, Ralph DeWitt a écrit :
HI all: I have done a install of openSUSE 11.4 on a new machine. I have noticed to problems. One sound does not seem to work and amarok dose not seem to be playing tracks. Can someone help me trouble shoot and correct the problem.
hello, this list is for members creating multimedia content, not for general help. see opensuse list or any forum.
That said, usually such problem come from some mixer entry muted
jdd: Thanks for your help. But the mixer is not muted. Now I suggest that you change the list topic to limit the discussion to multimedia creation only in http://lists.opensuse.org as it currently says:opensuse-multimedia English "Discussion about multimedia in the openSUSE distribution" I feel my asking for help with a broken Amarok (multimedia application) and a broken sound system sub component is with in the current guide lines of this list. But in order to avoide conflict I will take this problem to another list. And I wiil remember the unfrendlyness of this distributions mailing lists when I begin the process of looking for another distribution.
Check their permission on /dev/dsp and /dev/mixer. For some reason openSuSE sets them up as 660.
Well, first off, most apps shouldn't use /dev/dsp and /dev/mixer. These are OSS devices. So, if any, check /dev/snd/* files.
Secondly, the device permissions are controlled in two ways: normal Unix file permissions and ACL in addition. In recent distros, the permissions for desktop users are added/removed dynamically via ACL using ConsoleKit. Check the output of "getfacl /dev/snd/*"
As the last (but really unrecommended) resort, you can put your id into audio group to allow the access permanently. In this case, don't forget to re-login.