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

Sean McGlynn sean at
Wed Mar 12 01:48:19 GMT 2003

On Tuesday 11 March 2003 22:38, 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)?

Hello Steve,

If you're using devfs (see if the 'devfsd' process is running), have a read 

If you're running with a normal static /dev filesystem (no 'devfsd' running) 
then you'll probably want to have a look at amending 
/etc/security/console.perms to make any permanent changes you require.

> Steve

Sean McGlynn
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