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

Daniel J Walsh dwalsh at
Tue May 24 16:00:32 UTC 2005

Tom London wrote:

>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....)
Do you have any idea if xdm is actually trying to write this file, or 
could this just be they used the wrong flags when opening the file?



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