[MPlayer-users] `user2' cannot listen to audio

Rodolfo Medina rodolfo.medina at gmail.com
Sun Oct 28 21:22:00 CET 2007

On Sun, 28 Oct 2007, Rodolfo Medina wrote:
>> On my Debian Sarge box there are two users, let's call them user1 and user2.
>> Strangely, user1 can watch and hear fine, whereas user2 after entering X
>> environment cannot hear audio with Mplayer.
>> Does anybody have any idea about that?
> Both users belong to `audio', `video' and `cdrom' groups.  user1 is the one
> that installed mplayer: maybe it's because of that?  The `configure' step was
> performed in user1's home directory.
> How to work the problem out - to allow user2 to hear audio as well?

Andreas Davour <ante at Update.UU.SE> writes:

> Exactly what happens?

Nothing, simply the audio is not heard by user2.

> What error messages do you get?

I'm attaching the mplayer output for user1 and user2, and the strange is that
they are (so it seems to me) perfectly the same.

> I have had some 
> related problems where /dev/dsp gets locked by the first user.

`ls -l /dev/dsp' gives:

 crw-rw---- 1 root audio 14, 3 2005-02-26 07:39 /dev/dsp

, but as I said user1 and user2 are both members of the `audio' group.

Thanks for any help

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