[arch-general] No sound after hal update
Jan de Groot
jan at jgc.homeip.net
Tue Nov 10 06:06:30 EST 2009
On Tue, 2009-11-10 at 11:36 +0100, A Rojas wrote:
> I just updated to hal 0.5.13-3 and after rebooting the soundcard is not
> accessible to non-root users anymore, so there is no sound. Any idea how to
> solve this?
Hal used to do ACL management, just like udev does. The new release of
hal has ACL management disabled, as it conflicts with udev. However,
udev seems to be incompatible with ConsoleKit 0.4.1 and needs a patch to
There's a patch for udev to fix this:
In the meanwhile, you could gain access to the audio devices by adding
yourself to the audio group. This is the old method used in Archlinux
before ACL management was integrated into udev and/or hal.
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