just installed Vector Linux light 6.0 and I love it, right from the very first moment.
Thanks to the developers and all people, working on it.
But there is always the great "but".
On my machine, built in 2001, there is a Creative Soundblaster Live, which didn`t work with this new VectorLinux.
Opening alsamixer within xterm, i could see the name of the soundchip, name of the soundcard and all known settings.
Trying to listen to an internet stream in xterm with mpg123 was only possible as "root".
Well, i found a solution at the homepage of Patrick Volkerding and his slackwarelinux. I hope, it is a help to others having similar
problems in getting sound:
Distribution FAQ of Slackware Linux
Q: I loaded the driver for my sound card, but I can only play sounds as root. How can I let all users play sounds?
The easiest way is to open up the permissions on /dev/dsp* and /dev/mixer* to all users:
chmod 666 /dev/dsp*
chmod 666 /dev/mixer*