kmix error, permission problem.

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at
Wed Mar 31 16:00:09 BST 2004

David Harel wrote:
> Hi,
> I do not know if this is a KDE problem but it seems to me that kmix have 
> problems in KDE 3.2.1 on RH9 built from source.
> When I start kmix I get an error regarding the device /dev/dsp. When 
> looking into it I found that both /dev/dsp and /dev/mixer did not change 
> ownership to my login-id and are owned by root. When manually modifying 
> ownership with chown I grant permission and kmix works fine. When tryed 
> to set the setuid bit on kmix I got an error message that it is not 
> allowed.

No, this is a PAM problem.


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