Can I run a second KDE session, as different user?

George Mochrie geo at
Tue Mar 11 22:47:54 GMT 2003

On Tuesday 11 March 2003 10:38 pm, Steve King wrote:
> On Tuesday 11 March 2003 6:55 pm, Basil Fowler wrote:
> > Keen readers will have noticed that the /dev/dsp0 file is world readable
> > and writeable.   This is an accident and the permissions should be 660.
> That does work up to a point. When I first log in (as "steve" or as
> "root"), /dev/dsp0 is crw------- belonging to root/root. So I logged in as
> root and set /dev/dsp0 to crw-rw---- belonging to root/audio, and sound was
> available to all. But when I exit the root login, the permissions
> immediately revert to crw------- and root/root. Any idea how I can make the
> permissions change stick (this is a desktop machine that is frequently
> stopped and started)?

Sounds like you may be using devfs, in which case you will need to edit your 
/etc/devfsd.conf file. I have the lines:

REGISTER        snd/.*          PERMISSIONS      0770

in mine, something like that should work, assuming you also use ALSA.

Hope this helps,
George Mochrie
aka Drasil
ICQ# 84423409

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