[ATrpms-users] Sound problem under root
Axel.Thimm at atrpms.net
Fri Dec 9 10:53:16 CET 2005
On Fri, Dec 09, 2005 at 08:03:54AM +0100, André Fettouhi wrote:
> I've upgraded my KDE on my FC4 box from 3.4.3 to 3.5.0 from kde-redhat and also
> upgraded to latest version of alsa from atrpms. Since
> then everytime I login as root I get a popup from the soundserver saying
> Sound server informational message:
> Error while initializing the sound driver:
> device: default can't be opened for playback (Invalid argument)
> The sound server will continue, using the null output device.
> this happens only when I log in as root not as user. I read somewhere that dmix is broken.
Try downgrading alsa and/or kde to identify the root of the
problem. Did you upgrade both alsa-lib and alsa-kmdl?
I never login as root (graphically), so I haven't seen this
behaviour. I'd advise strongly against doing so in general. Still, if
this is abug, it should be fixed nonetheless.
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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