ainit (xdm_t) wants to write /etc/alsa/pcm/dmix.conf (etc_t) ...

Tom London selinux at
Sat May 21 20:55:49 UTC 2005

Running strict/enforcing, latest rawhide.

Get the following when logging in:
May 21 13:30:16 fedora gdm(pam_unix)[2946]: session opened for user
tbl by (uid=0)
May 21 13:30:16 fedora kernel: audit(1116707416.740:0): avc:  denied 
{ write } for  name=dmix.conf dev=hda2 ino=4523476
scontext=system_u:system_r:xdm_t tcontext=system_u:object_r:etc_t
May 21 13:30:16 fedora ainit: Failed to open file /etc/alsa/pcm/dmix.conf
May 21 13:30:16 fedora ainit: Error: Permission denied

The file in questions is /etc/alsa/pcm/dmix.conf. 

/etc/alsa/ainit.conf has:
# overwrite target files, if exists
overwrite = yes

# first config file - for dmix plugin
template_0 = /etc/alsa/pcm/dmix.template
target_0  = /etc/alsa/pcm/dmix.conf
target_root_file_0 = yes

This seems less than perfect to me....
Should dmix.conf (and dsnoop.conf) be someplace else? Labeled as
xdm_rw_etc_t? (I don't know who else needs to read these files....)


Tom London

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