Sound as Root, No Sound as User

nawcom nawcom at
Mon Jul 18 18:09:52 GMT 2005

do a chmod 666 /dev/acd0 (chmod a+rw). freebsd doesnt give a user the 
needed rights by default. That permission change should fix it.

Lawrence Petrykanyn wrote:

> Hi,
>    I'm a newbie, but managed to get my sound working as root, but not 
> when I use a user account.  The CD Player in Gnome works fine if I log 
> in as root, but when I log on as a user, it says that there is a 
> "drive error", but if I su into root and "cdcontrol -f /dev/acd0 play 
> 1" I can play a CD.  I'm assuming that this is a permission issue but 
> can't find any mention of it in either the Handbook or the Internet.  
> The user account is in the wheel group. 
>    I am running FreeBSD 5.4.  Any suggestions, comments or advice 
> would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Lawrence
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