Um... yeah. I'm a newbie, so you might have to walk me through this one...
do you mean log on as "root"?
there is no entry under "etc/groups" that says "cdrom"
I can read data cd's no problem under either user acct, but only "/root" can play audio cds.
I could have a "helper problem" as well, that might guide you to the correct solution. I have a USB flash drive (lexar jumpdrive secure) and under "/root" I can access this no problem, it shows on the desktop. But under "jason" (that's my main login) i get the error:
"Unable to mount the selected volume
mount: only root can mount /dev/sda1 on /mnt/public_a"
this installation of FC3 is only a week old, so one would think that there should be no errors in the subsystem. But, I already had to deal with a login issue, where the system tried to look up some internet thing reguarding "localhost.localdomain"
Ach.... this is getting annoying. Then again, linux was (is) written by practically millions of people!