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Error: /dev/dsp: Permission denied

An error may occur, if the user does not have permission to use the audio device:

Error: /dev/dsp: Permission denied

The user is required to be a member of the audio group in order to use the audio device.

On Debian, can go to user manager, select the users properties tab and check the tick boxes for granting audio permissions, allowing to access sound device, external hard drives, etc.

Worked for me on Debian.

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