Permissions issues with sound devices
My sound devices (/dev/snd/*) are all owned by user root, group root on both my MythDora frontend and backend.
This has had the unhappy effect of preventing just about any program from playing sounds unless I add either the mythtv or pulse user to the "root" group.
While this surely speaks to my ignorance and unfamiliarity with properly managing user permissions in Linux, I wonder if anyone else is having similar problems: This is a default MD install, and some programs (such as FakeNES) seem unable to play sounds without Pulseaudio running (not sure why it comes packages with MythDora but Pulse does not...again, ignorance). So, I install pulse, but pulse cannot open the devices because root owns all the devices.
I'm a little curious if MD works "out of the box" perfectly for anyone, or if this level of noodling around is common. Better still, if anyone can clue me in as to the correct way to handle this stuff, I would appreciate it!