permissions of /dev/dsp and /dev/audio

William F. Acker WB2FLW +1-303-777-8123 wacker at
Mon Dec 30 17:06:21 EST 2002


     Look in /etc/security/console.perms.  The idea is that only one 
user will be logged in at a time.  That way, PAM makes sure that that 
user gets permissions for resources such as sound, CDROMs, and floppies.

          Bill in Denver
On Sun, 29 Dec 2002, Shaun Oliver wrote:

> hi,
> I just installed red hat 8.0 and I'm wondering how I can get a owner and 
> group change to stay in effect between reboots.
> the devices in question are /dev/dsp and /dev/audio
> when I list them, they're listed as being oowned by blindman and in the 
> group of root. I don't want this to be the case.
> I want it to be owned by root and in the group of sys.
> how can I accomplish this without having to do this mannually every time I 
> reboot?
> thaniks in advance.

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