A sound problem one more time.

Aaron Konstam akonstam at sbcglobal.net
Tue Feb 12 22:11:47 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-02-12 at 14:23 -0700, Kevin Kempter wrote:
> > I got no answer to my question about sound in f8 working only as root,
> > so let me ask the question a different way.
> >
> > This could only happen if some vital component in processing sound has
> > the wrong permissions. Could any one suggest what that component could
> > be? This is very frustrating.
> > --
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> > To the systems programmer, users and applications serve only to provide
> > a test load.
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> > Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: akonstam at sbcglobal.net
> Hi Aaron;
> I've had similar issues in the past. Often it turns out to be a local user 
> config issue.
> Try creating a new user and see if the new user has sound.  If so, (if you're 
> running KDE) you can sometimes get away with removing the  .config directory 
> in the user's HOME directory (the user with no sound) and then log out & log 
> back in. If this doesn't help then you may have success by archiving all the 
> bad user's $HOME dir files, deleting this user, then re-create the user and 
> migrate the $HOME files as needed.
> Of course this all assumes that creating a new user results in that new user 
> (non-root) having access to sound.
> /Kevin
tried a new user. still no sound.
"Life would be much simpler and things would get done much faster if it
weren't for other people" -- Blore
Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: akonstam at sbcglobal.net

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