/dev/dsp Permission Denied
ubuntu-users at tbetz.users.panix.com
Thu Jun 16 15:59:42 BST 2005
Troy Davidson wrote:
> If I log in as my user, who setup KUbuntu on my box, I have sound and
> it works fine in all apps.
> But, I have users for my wife and son. They log in and get a message
> saying something like "can't use audio. /dev/dsp (Permission
> Denied)". I look at /dev/dsp and it is RW for Root and Audio.
I ran into something similar last night (under KDE -- I have both KDE
and Gnome installed), but logged in only as myself, a single user.
Every audio app was locking up completely, except for 1by1 (which I run
under wine) which told me that the WAV device was locked. When I tried
to log in to a Gnome session (as the same user), I was told that
/dev/dsp was locked. Even rebooting the system didn't fix it.
I ended up having to go into the Sound preferences settings and
selecting the OSS input device, which then restarted the sound system
and everything worked again.
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