Annoying Problems with User Accounts

Howard Coles Jr. dhcolesj at
Sat Apr 15 21:26:08 BST 2006

On Saturday 15 April 2006 14:29, Richard Crawford wrote:
> 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?

Check the permissions on the devices you just mentioned.  
I have found that dispite the rules, udev creates my /dev/null with root only 
permissions, and I've found that some other devices are similar.  Your 
account may be in a group that has permissions, but your wife's account may 
not be, etc.


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Howard Coles Jr.
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