Author Topic: I cannot execute alsamixer form the terminal without sudo  (Read 141 times)

vctrejo

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Hi there,

First thanks for creating such a simple distribution.

I'm trying to configure the system using xfce4 and I noticed I cannot run the Audio Mixer from the icon on xcfe4.  I'm getting: "...GStreamer was unable to detect any sound devices....". I cannot also run alsamixer from the cli without using sudo in front of it. When I log in as a root everything works fine.

I also noticed that the user name it not being shown on xfce4 when I log in with the regular user. This does not happen when running xfce logged as root. DO i have some permission issue with the regular user?

Thanks.
« Last Edit: Sun Oct 01 09:57:13 2017 by tnut »

Thierry

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Re: I cannot execute alsamixer form the terminal without sudo
« Reply #1 on: Sun Oct 01 09:56:58 2017 »
Thanks for all yours feedbacks.

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I cannot run the Audio Mixer from the icon on xcfe4
The Xfce4 audio mixer is for me a bit buggy, try to install all the gstreamer-* packages. it might help.

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cannot also run alsamixer from the cli without using sudo

Yes that's somehow a consolekit issue (I think) , to get rid of this, I need to find the topic that's solve the issue, I will come back.