On Sunday 10 October 2004 17.39, you wrote:
> Greetings.. further notes on using slackware 10.0.
> Using the default console (run level 3) and doing
> startx works fine.. However if you do from root a
> 'gdm' or 'kdm', the resulting login will not allow
> access for the microphone on qtel. I then tried run
> level 4 which is autobooting 'X', and have the same
> problem.I cannot access /etc/dsp from qtel on xmit...
> In order to change window manager, I have to change
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/.xinitrc to desired
> windowmanager.. Then logging in as user, to the
> console, Startx gives me the desired windowmanager..
> To say it another way, console login and startx
> works fine. Run level 4, or, manually starting kdm or
> gdm does not. I believe starting 'X' with root
> processes and logging on as user, blocks access to
> microphone input of sound card.
I guess this is a Slackware problem. I don't know if Slackware do something
with the mode/owner on specific devices as RedHat do. When logging in on the
console (text or graphic), certain devices (like sound) is set to be owned by
the user that is logging in. This works fine most of the time. However, when
logging in via SSH, it can be a problem. I usually fix this in the following
1. chmod 666 /dev/dsp /dev/mixer
2. Edit /etc/security/console.perms and comment out the line
#<console> 0600 <sound> 0600 root
I don't know if this is any help for you. Maybe someone else on the list with
more Slackware experience can help you.
Another thing to watch out for is other applications using the audio device.
For example, most of the modern desktops use some kind of sound server (e.g.
artsd, esd) which grab the sound device for a while and then releases it when
done. This can cause Qtel to suddenly block when opening the sound device.
Maybe Qtel will play more nice with these sound daemons in the future...
> My hardware:
> 300 M E-machine
> 96 meg ram
> on-board sound disabled.
> Soundblaster 16 isa sound card..
> 3com nic
> ati rage video..
Probably nothing to do with your hardware.
73 de SM0SVX / Tobias