[Adduser-devel] Bug#849265: adduser: Should not add users to the audio group

Daniel Keast daniel at kea.st
Sat Dec 24 11:52:38 UTC 2016

Package: adduser
Version: 3.113+nmu3
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

I was having issues with fast user switching in Gnome. When the first user
leaves something running that uses the sound card the second user only gets a
"Dummy Output" sound device. Researching the problem led me to find that users
should not be in the 'audio' group but all of the users on my systems were:




Removing the users from this group fixes the issue completely. I'm not sure
what package creates users during installation, but the --add_extra_groups flag
for this command adds this group.

Kind Regards,

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.6
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages adduser depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]  1.5.56
ii  passwd                 1:4.2-3+deb8u1
ii  perl-base              5.20.2-3+deb8u6

adduser recommends no packages.

Versions of packages adduser suggests:
ii  liblocale-gettext-perl  1.05-8+b1
ii  perl-modules            5.20.2-3+deb8u6

-- debconf information excluded

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