Originally Posted by Speed Daemon
That would be the first thing that I'd check, making sure that she has permissions to use the sound device(s) and that the sound device(s) in /dev have the corresponding ownership settings. If /dev/dsp is owned by "root:root" then setting an account to be a member of the "audio" or "sound" group isn't going to help any.
If you chose an option that made your (presumably first) user account the one with administrator privileges, that might explain why your account can access the sound system, and your wife's can't, you misogynist!
BTW, I've noticed that the UID numbers for meatware tend to start at 1000 these days. I guess they are growing the number of system groups!
Thanks for the reply. I'll have to check into this another time, since the grandkids have been spending the nights, I'm not able to get to the computer.
I'll keep you all informed.