rhythmbox & esound problem?

Eamonn Sullivan eamonn.sullivan at gmail.com
Wed Mar 16 22:35:55 UTC 2005

On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 19:59:26 +0100, Sivan Green <sivan at piware.de> wrote:
> On 15:16, Wed 16 Mar 05, Eamonn Sullivan wrote:
> > On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 15:53:16 +0100, Sivan Green <sivan at piware.de> wrote:
> > > Could you please tell me how to added the other, not install
> > > time users? Have you used any GUI tool to do that?
> > >
> > > Sivan
> >
> > You just want to add users after you've already installed? I'm not in
> > front of Ubuntu right now, but I believe it's
> > System/Administration/Users and Groups. It's pretty straight-forward,
> > and the tool adds the new users to all the sensible groups (except the
> > administrator's group).
> >
> I am sorry I had a spelling phrashing mistake on that last
> email, now to correct:
>  I wanted to know how you added those other users that
>  couldn't use the sound system, specifically have you used a
>  GUI tool to do that? (I might suspect that what you
>  described could be a missing groups in one of the default
>  desktop profiles accessible from the users-admin tool)
> Many thanks!

This shouldn't be on the ubuntu-devel list, so I'm moving it to the
support list. My problem in this wasn't that my additional users
didn't have the right access privileges, it was that there was a bug
in polypaudio, a new sound system that they were trying in Hoary.
Hoary has since reverted to esound (the same as in Warty). To ensure
that new users can access sound devices, just make sure that option is
enabled under the User Privileges tab in System/Administration/Users
and Groups. Hope that answers your question. If you've been using
Hoary for a while, you might have to apt-get install esound, which
will replace polypaudio with esound.


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