Forbid user control over ALSA [disable PolicyKit?]

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Fri Jun 19 00:21:15 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 7:49 PM, Christian Svensson<blue at> wrote:
> It's the stubbornness in me that wants this done. I don't want to spend any
> money / more equipment on it since I know I don't need it.

That I can certainly get behind :-)

> The mpd output is connected to a large speaker system that fills a special
> room with adrenalin pumping music - mixing is out of the question.

So mpd is run under a separate account right?  What happens if you
change the permissions of /dev/dsp to be owned by the mpd user only?
i.e. only allow mpd to use sound, rather than locking other users out?


All you need to know about Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty -> gconftool -s --type
bool /apps/update-notifier/auto_launch false

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