I’m trying to add myself to the audio group so I can start audio production on my desktop.
I used :
sudo usermod -a -G audio $USER
I logged out and back in again, but when I use groups I just get: no audio group
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I used :
But when I try to start a JACK session with Cadence the system checks says:
“User in audio group : Yes, but needs relogin” despite having logged in multiple times.
Whilst looking for an alternative I tried:
sudo gpasswd -a audio $USER
But this also hasn’t worked. My understanding of groups is thin. I’ve undoubtedly made a mistake with my newbie sausage fingers somewhere along the way. I’ve tried to read Users and groups - ArchWiki , but can’t see where I’m going wrong. Any help is much appreciated!
Even the mighty “turning it off and on again” hasn’t worked.
Shouldn’t that have been:
$ sudo usermod -a -G audio $USER
see Users and groups - ArchWiki
Yup that’s correct. Thanks for noticing. I’ll edit the original post
Weird. I cannot reproduce this: adding (and removing) users to (from)
audio group using
usermod works reliably here
I just made a new group and added myself with the above method and it works fine. It seems the issue lies with the audio group.
I edited /etc/security/limits.conf to allow the audio group real-time priority and memlock unlimited. I’ve tried it with these edits in and commented out of the file. Could this be the cause?
Is there a way I could remove the audio group and then recreate it?
If you install
realtime-privileges it will reconfigure system for pro audio production and create group realtime instead of making changes for audio group
pamac install realtime-privileges && sudo gpasswd -a realtime $USER`
and “turn it off and on again” to ensure group changes are loaded
I also suggest installing
rtcqs to check if the realtime configuration is working