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Thanks for the reply guys. However, when I do those actions, after a reboot, it looks as if I never made the changes - the link is gone and the permissions to /dev/hdc are back the way they were. Does this have something to do with the fstab file maybe (forcing) certain options on the CDROM drive. I started a new thread in the software section, because I thought that it might be a KDE or Fedora issue. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
here is the link to the new thread if you want to post there
You can use a tools such as kuser or gnome system tools. Alternatively you can just do
a list will be printed on the screen. To find out what groups you are in, you can run the command "groups" in a console.
I think we're getting closer. The only problem is that I don't have audio or cdrom groups. One interesting thing is that when I log on as root. CD's play fine. I anticipate that I need to be a member of one of the groups that root is, but I want to be sure of which one so I don't screw anything up. Here is a listing of /etc/group
Thanks again for all your help.
Well it works good being a member of group disk; but after I'm done playing a CD and put in a data CD, i can't mount it - some error like /media/cdrecorder is busy. Weird... I have to reboot to get it to work or in some cases, just wait a random amount of time (over 10 minutes). I know I'm dragging this out from issue to another, but I've already learned alot. Thanks so much reddazz (and the rest of you).
They are window managers whereas GNOME, KDE and XFCE are desktop environments. Windowmaker, fluxbox and other window managers are very minimalistic, so they don't have all the fancy menus etc, just clean simple interfaces. There are some screenshots at fluxbox's and windowmakers' home pages.