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Well, it said that you must be in the audio group to play sound, which just isn't true. I have three machines and none of my users are in the audio group, nevertheless, everything works fine.
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I can see that you need to be in the audio group to have access to /dev/snd/*, but what are these devices actually used for? If you can tell me why a user would want to have access to these devices, I'd be happy to correct the Wiki, but the statement "you need to be in the audio group to play sound" is obviously not correct.

Revision as of 19:44, 6 April 2012

Audio group

Could you please provide any proofs regarding this? From my standpoint things are the same as before:

ls /dev/snd/ -l
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root       60 Apr  7 06:08 by-path
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116,  7 Apr  7 06:08 controlC0
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116,  6 Apr  7 06:08 hwC0D0
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116,  5 Apr  7 06:08 hwC0D1
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116,  4 Apr  7 06:45 pcmC0D0c
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116,  3 Apr  7 06:49 pcmC0D0p
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116,  2 Apr  7 06:08 pcmC0D1p
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116,  1 Apr  7 06:08 seq
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116, 33 Apr  7 06:08 timer

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Well, it said that you must be in the audio group to play sound, which just isn't true. I have three machines and none of my users are in the audio group, nevertheless, everything works fine. I can see that you need to be in the audio group to have access to /dev/snd/*, but what are these devices actually used for? If you can tell me why a user would want to have access to these devices, I'd be happy to correct the Wiki, but the statement "you need to be in the audio group to play sound" is obviously not correct.