I'm pretty much a Linux newbie and I'm having problems getting system
sounds to work in the user account (they work just fine in root, but
nowhere else). I got the CD player to work in the user account by
entering chmod 666 /dev/cdrom; have tried similar entries for
kaudioserver, kwmsound, etc. but have not had success. Have also issued
numerous chmod commands (as root, of course) for the files/devices I
thought might be involved (audio, audio1, sdb, sbpcd, sndstat, etc.)
When I exit KDE (as user, not root) I have some messages on the screen
above the command prompt that read:
PID could not get read.
kaudioserver: Can't connect to the X Server.
kaudioserver: Audio system might not terminate at end of session.
Failed starting audio server!
I don't get these messages, and I don't have problems hearing system
sounds, when I'm logged in as root and running KDE that way.
System details: I'm running Caldera OpenLinux eDesktop 2.4 (with KDE
1.1.2-13) on a Dell XPS133 (upgraded to 200 MHz with an evergreen add-on
CPU chip) with 64 MB of RAM, a 3.2 GB hd and a Rage IIC video card.
Sound card is a true SB16 w/ AWE32 upgrade.
Appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks in advance to any gurus
familiar with this problem who can offer some guidance!