alsa help

Nath at
Sat Mar 13 22:11:40 UTC 2004

"Tom Masterson" <kd7cyu at> writes:

> Hi Folks
> I can get alsamixer and amixer to work if I am logged in as root but not as a
> user.  I get a permission denied error on the default device.  What do I need
> to set permissions on to solve this?  I have looked at the man pages and they
> don't tell me.
you must have read and write access on the device (probably /dev/dsp)
for the user. 
If your distro is a debian, add the user to the audio group by typing
the following command as root :
adduser your_user audio 
After that logout and log in again as user before retrying the alsa
Hope this help,

> Thanks
> Tom
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