Annoying Problems with User Accounts

Richard Crawford rscrawford at
Sat Apr 15 19:29:42 UTC 2006

I'm setting up a laptop for my wife and I to share, and I'm having some 
problems getting my wife's account to work properly.  My account is fine; 
everything works just dandy.  However, I'm encountering the following 
problems when trying to set up Jennifer's account:

1.  Sound.  For some reason, I can't get sound to work at all.  The volume 
adjust icon in the system tray is disabled.

2.  Removable Media.  I can mount a USB camera just fine under my account, but 
not under my wife's account -- it says that /dev/sda1 was not found 
in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab.  I really don't understand this one since it 
works just fine under my own account.

Now, my account is the one I used to build the machine, but my understanding 
is that as long as I'm not using sudo my account is just a normal user 
account.  Am I right?

Anyone got any answers for me?

Richard S. Crawford (
"That which does not kill me makes me stranger."
    -Llewellyn, from Ozy & Millie
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