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Re: F10 audio KDE ldap users



On Thu, 2009-01-08 at 11:11 -0700, Robin Laing wrote:
> Craig White wrote:
> > On Wed, 2009-01-07 at 14:57 -0700, Robin Laing wrote:
> >> Just finished installing F10 with next to no problems.  My only real 
> >> issue at this time is audio.
> >>
> >> In "messages" I get
> 
> snip
> 
> >>
> >> As the users that are using ldap are not listed in the user management, 
> >> how do I add these users to the "pulse-rt" group?  I have no control 
> >> over the ldap groups that have to work across multiple versions of Linux 
> >> and other OS's.
> >>
> >> I cannot even run the KDE setup for audio as "System Settings" freezes.
> > ----
> > I think those 'error' messages in syslog are fairly typical and that you
> > don't actually need users in pulse-rt group at all.
> > 
> > is pulse daemon actually running on those machines? as user? If so, can
> > the user open 'Pulse Audio Manager' application (multimedia) and
> > connect? If not, can you have user open a shell and type 'pulseaudio -C'
> > 
> > Craig
> > 
> 
> Yes it is.  It started when I logged in this morning.
> 
> rlaing   13672  0.0  0.0  87752  1144 ?        S    07:04   0:00 /bin/sh
> /usr/bin/start-pulseaudio-x11
> rlaing   13676  0.0  0.0 137120  2124 ?        S    07:04   0:00
> /usr/bin/pulseaudio --start
> rlaing   13717  0.0  0.0 137120  2156 ?        S    07:04   0:00
> /usr/bin/pulseaudio --start --log-target=syslog
> rlaing   14154  0.0  0.0 137120  2160 ?        S    07:17   0:00
> /usr/bin/pulseaudio --start --log-target=syslog
> 
> I don't see any Pulse Audio Manager in the Multimedia menu.
> 
> I tried to run pacmd and got these messages.
> 
> E: core-util.c: Failed to create secure directory: Permission denied
> E: pacmd.c: No PulseAudio daemon running
> 
> 
> The messages are the same and look related to lack of authorities to
> access certain parts of the program.
> 
> Jan  8 07:04:43 eagle1 pulseaudio[13717]: main.c: Called SUID root and
> real-time/high-priority scheduling was requested in the configuration.
> However, we lack the necessary privileges:
> 
> Jan  8 07:04:43 eagle1 pulseaudio[13717]: main.c: We are not in group
> 'pulse-rt' and PolicyKit refuse to grant us privileges. Dropping SUID again.
> 
> Jan  8 07:04:43 eagle1 pulseaudio[13717]: main.c: For enabling real-time
> scheduling please acquire the appropriate PolicyKit privileges, or
> become a member of 'pulse-rt', or increase the RLIMIT_NICE/RLIMIT_RTPRIO
> resource limits for this user.
> 
> Jan  8 07:04:43 eagle1 pulseaudio[13717]: main.c: High-priority
> scheduling enabled in configuration but not allowed by policy.
> 
> Jan  8 07:04:43 eagle1 pulseaudio[13717]: core-util.c: setpriority():
> Permission denied
> 
> Jan  8 07:04:43 eagle1 pulseaudio[13717]: core-util.c: Failed to create
> securedirectory: Permission denied
> 
> Jan  8 07:04:43 eagle1 pulseaudio[13717]: lock-autospawn.c: Cannot
> access autospawn lock.
> 
> Jan  8 07:17:58 eagle1 pulseaudio[14154]: main.c: Called SUID root and
> real-time/high-priority scheduling was requested in the configuration.
> However, we lack the necessary privileges:
> 
> Jan  8 07:17:58 eagle1 pulseaudio[14154]: main.c: We are not in group
> 'pulse-rt' and PolicyKit refuse to grant us privileges. Dropping SUID again.
> 
> Jan  8 07:17:58 eagle1 pulseaudio[14154]: main.c: For enabling real-time
> scheduling please acquire the appropriate PolicyKit privileges, or
> become a member of 'pulse-rt', or increase the RLIMIT_NICE/RLIMIT_RTPRIO
> resource limits for this user.
> 
> Jan  8 07:17:58 eagle1 pulseaudio[14154]: main.c: High-priority
> scheduling enabled in configuration but not allowed by policy.
> 
> Jan  8 07:17:58 eagle1 pulseaudio[14154]: core-util.c: setpriority():
> Permission denied
> 
> Jan  8 07:17:58 eagle1 pulseaudio[14154]: core-util.c: Failed to create
> securedirectory: Permission denied
> 
> Jan  8 07:17:58 eagle1 pulseaudio[14154]: lock-autospawn.c: Cannot
> access autospawn lock.
> 
> Jan  8 10:45:39 eagle1 pulseaudio[15843]: main.c: Called SUID root and
> real-time/high-priority scheduling was requested in the configuration.
> However, we lack the necessary privileges:
> 
> Jan  8 10:45:39 eagle1 pulseaudio[15843]: main.c: We are not in group
> 'pulse-rt' and PolicyKit refuse to grant us privileges. Dropping SUID again.
> 
> Jan  8 10:45:39 eagle1 pulseaudio[15843]: main.c: For enabling real-time
> scheduling please acquire the appropriate PolicyKit privileges, or
> become a member of 'pulse-rt', or increase the RLIMIT_NICE/RLIMIT_RTPRIO
> resource limits for this user.
> 
> Jan  8 10:45:39 eagle1 pulseaudio[15843]: main.c: High-priority
> scheduling enabled in configuration but not allowed by policy.
> 
> Jan  8 10:45:39 eagle1 pulseaudio[15843]: core-util.c: setpriority():
> Permission denied
> 
> Jan  8 10:45:39 eagle1 pulseaudio[15843]: core-util.c: Failed to create
> securedirectory: Permission denied
> 
> Jan  8 10:45:39 eagle1 pulseaudio[15843]: lock-autospawn.c: Cannot
> access autospawn lock.
> 
> 
> SELinux is permissive and system has been retouched.  There are no
> SELinux warnings related to this.
> 
> Now, I have a local account for testing and was used for setting up the 
> system and I have sound in that account.  There in only one log message 
> when I logged into that account.
> 
> Jan  8 11:01:40 eagle1 pulseaudio[16829]: module-alsa-sink.c: Increasing 
> wakeup watermark to 40.00 ms
> 
> And the KDE System Settings works as expected when trying to access Sound.
> 
> This points again to permission issues due to ldap account.  I will 
> start looking at the various security settings when time permits later 
> today.
----
this may be useful...this is a local user, not an LDAP user...

pulseaudi  2919     craig   24u     unix 0xd938e1c0       0t0
11561 /tmp/.esd-500/socket
pulseaudi  2919     craig   25u     unix 0xe3f29380       0t0
11576 /home/craig/.pulse/ffa1fd239ae906e50e6db70046dc602a
pulseaudi  2919     craig   26uW     REG      253,0     15845
16711691 /home/craig/.pulse/ffa1fd239ae906e50e6db70046dc602a:stream-volumes.i386-redhat-linux-gnu.gdbm
pulseaudi  2919     craig   27uW     REG      253,0     13273
16711693 /home/craig/.pulse/ffa1fd239ae906e50e6db70046dc602a:device-volumes.i386-redhat-linux-gnu.gdbm

Can this 'user' create a folder in their $HOME directory? Can this
'user' create a folder in /tmp ?

does this user have a ~/.pulse directory? Permissions?

ls -ld /home/craig/.pulse
drwx------ 2 craig craig 4096 2008-12-06 08:32 /home/craig/.pulse

Craig


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