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    Sound error message


    I created a new user and when I logged into it I received the error message at

    Informational - artsmessage
    Sound server informational message:
    Error while initializing the sound server:

    device /dev/dsp can't be opened (Permission denied)

    The sound server will continue, using the null output device.

    What could be the cause of this?

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    Do you have sound as other users? Is the new user in the correct group? I think it would be the audio group. To add users to the group for audio
    Code:
    gpasswd -a username audio
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