A sound problem one more time.
smcmackin at gmail.com
Wed Feb 13 04:49:14 UTC 2008
Aaron Konstam wrote:
> 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.
>>> To the systems programmer, users and applications serve only to provide
>>> a test load.
>>> 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.
> 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
I tried to remove pulseaudio, but was unsuccessful in restoring system
sounds. Only apps that could specify alsa worked. I re-installed
pulseaudio and just accepted the issue with one app that I use.
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