el_koraco wrote:The next time ti happens, try running pactl exit as normal user, not root.Thanks a lot for the hint! But, raises a question: How do you manage knowing so much?
Working with CentOS 6.6. When logged on as root, sound works fine and 'Preferences -> Sound -> Hardware' shows the 'Internal SOund" device. When logged on as normal user, no sound and 'Preferences -> Sound -> Hardware' offeres no choices. What do I need to twiddle to enable sound for normal (i.e. non-root) users?
I'm running Kubuntu 12.04 on a Dell XPS 17.
For some reason, sound works for only for the root user. Alsamixer, Audacious, and Phonon all work from root but not as a normal user. Moreover, Phonon is not showing audio hardware as a normal user.
If it matters, I am starting kde from the console user login using startx /usr/bin/startkde.