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Re: good command-line audio player for fc5?



Peter Horst wrote:
> mikkel infinity-ltd com wrote:
>> Quoting Peter Horst <phorst speakeasy net>:
>>
>> > Thanks very much - everything works when I su to root. The permissions
>> > of the device in question follow - what is the rational thing to do
>> > here? I don't want to include myself in the 'root' group, do I? And
>> > what the heck is '14,'?  And 'c' as a file type? A few new ones on
>> me...
>> >
>> > crw------- 1 root root  14,    0 Dec 29 00:18 mixer
>> >
>> Part of the problem is that the permissions get change when someone 
>> logs in on the local machine. (Ssh logins do not count.) This is 
>> controlled by console.perms and is designed to give the person logged 
>> in localy control of specific devices, sound being one of them. Now, 
>> if you are loggind in at the console, and then ssh into the machine, 
>> the permissions are correct for you to play sounds. But if someone 
>> else is logged in, or no-one is logged in, then ther permissions are 
>> set to prevent what you are trying to do. (It used to be a common 
>> prank to to a remote login and play something on the machine when 
>> someone else was logged in...)
>>
>> Mikkel
>>
>>   
> Ah, thank you. Is there a way to "fake" being logged in on the console?
> I would like to leave this particular machine sitting in the closet and
> only ever login via ssh....
> 
You can modify the console.perms, and the udev rules so that the
permissions let you use the sound device. The console.perms rule are
in a directory off of /etc/security. (I can not check the name right
now.) I don't remember where the udev rules for sound are. I should
be back home in another day or so, and can check on this if you can
not find them...

Mikkel
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