On Thu, Sep 03, 2020 at 08:39:45PM -0600, Austin Hook wrote:
> Can't seem to parse the instructions in
> http://www.openbsd.org/faq/upgrade67.html >
> for how to re-enable an ordinary non root user of Firefox or mplayer to
> output audio.
> mplayer works fine as root, but what command lines are necessary to allow
> a non root user get sound output?
> let's username is: joeuser
Sound is supposed to work by default for regular users. Check if
sndiod(8) is still running and if /dev/audio* have the correct
permissions (normally MAKEDEV, part of the upgrade is supposed to fix
update the permissions).
FWIW, starting 6.7, for improved security, regular users have no
direct access to /dev/audioX anymore. Sound must go through sndiod(8),
which is running by default. For sndiod(8) to access the hardware, the
below device nodes ownership and permissions are needed: