Re: Running sndiod as user sndiod on Arch Linux

From: Alexandre Ratchov <>
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:02:14 +0200
On Sun, Sep 17, 2017 at 07:48:30PM +0000, Edward Wandasiewicz wrote:
> $ sudo sndiod -dddd -f rsnd/1
> But if I try to run it via systemd with user=sndiod, it refuses to open the
> device snd/0 if I run, as a local user


I don't understand systemd very well, but the shared sndiod daemon
must be started as root.  It will initialize and switch to the
unpriviledged 'sndiod' user. As audio and MIDI devices are opened only
when in use, the 'sndiod' user must have permissions to open them.
Received on Mon Sep 18 2017 - 07:02:14 CEST

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