User talk:65kid

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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.

Are you using something like PolicyKit?
/dev/snd/pcmC0D0 - the raw audio device for the card
/dev/snd/mixerC0D0 - the mixer for card 0
/dev/snd/controlC0D0 - the control device for card 0
--AlexanderR 16:12, 6 April 2012 (EDT)

I have polkit installed as a dependency but didn't configure it in any way.

65kid 16:21, 6 April 2012 (EDT)

If you have things like polkit and especially ConsoleKit installed and running, only their developers can say for sure how your groups are managed. And PulseAudio obviously utilizes consolekit for it's dirty deeds.
PS note that this is relevant only for Pulse, so ALSA should be left intact
--AlexanderR 16:36, 6 April 2012 (EDT)