[H-GEN] Using groups under linux
chris at stallion.oz.au
Thu Apr 6 00:47:02 EDT 2000
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Patrick Nichols <pat at humbug.org.au> moved upon the face of the 'Net and spake thusly:
> I use debian linux, and I want to make a group of users with access to use
> the audio devices. I assume this would be a better idea than chmod'ing
> the devices in /dev.
Read this whole message before doing any of it.
1. add an group entry to /etc/group (by hand or using groupadd)
# groupadd audio
2. Add the users to the audio group (by editing /etc/group or by using
usermod. It's actually easier to hack the file than to use usermod.
3. ensure the audio devices are owned by group audio
# chgrp audio /dev/audio /dev/dsp /dev/mixer #etc. etc.
0. On my debian systems the audio group already exists, and the audio
devices are already owned by audio. So all you have to do is
add a comma-separated list of usernames to the end of the audio
line in /etc/group. YKMV.
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