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

Afif Elghraoui afif at ghraoui.name
Tue Dec 27 19:20:12 UTC 2016

Hello and thanks for the report

على السبت 24 كانون الأول 2016 ‫03:52، كتب Daniel Keast:
> 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:
> https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/PulseAudio/Documentation/User/PerfectSetup/
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Audio/TheAudioGroup
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Advanced_Linux_Sound_Architecture#User_privileges
> 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.

I'd like to get in touch with the udev maintainers about this. There may
be other groups in this set of extra_groups that are in a similar situation.

Thanks and regards

Afif Elghraoui | عفيف الغراوي

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