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Old 12-09-2004, 04:34 PM   #1
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Grip or RipperX as root


hello!
I'd like to know if it's bad to use those apps as root! I can only use them as root since i do not have acess to cdrom as normal user( i don't know how to change settings).
Thank you....
 
Old 12-09-2004, 05:47 PM   #2
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well yes, running everything as root is technically bad if it's avoidable. having said that it's realistically pretty harmless. any default user should alawys have read access to /dev/hdc or wherever your cdrom is though.
 
Old 12-09-2004, 06:22 PM   #3
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Run your applications as a normal user. only use root when administering your system etc using "su".
 
Old 12-10-2004, 01:22 AM   #4
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Run your applications as a normal user. only use root when administering your system etc using "su".
....it seems i can only run those 2 apps as root......
i do not know what to do.....
thank you anyway
 
Old 12-10-2004, 09:47 AM   #5
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Can you explain what happens when you try to run them as a normal user.
 
Old 12-10-2004, 12:02 PM   #6
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When i try to run grip as normal user i got this message:

Errror: Unable to initialize [dev/cdrom]

Trying to run RipperX i got this message:

make sure an audio disc is in the drive and that you are either running ripperX as root, are a member of the "cdrom" group, or otherwise have appropriate permission to acess the CDROM device
Error: cdparanoia camplains:

Error trying to open dev/hdc exclusively(permission denied)
 
Old 12-10-2004, 12:51 PM   #7
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"chmod 666 /dev/cdrom" or "chmod 666 /dev/hdc" as root should solve your problem.
 
Old 12-10-2004, 01:14 PM   #8
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"chmod 666 /dev/cdrom" or "chmod 666 /dev/hdc" as root should solve your problem.
Problem solved!!!!!!!
thank you so much!!
 
Old 12-24-2004, 09:14 AM   #9
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I am having a similar problem. Under Root, it rips and encodes cd's just fine. When I launch it as a user, it just ejects the cd.

I tried the chmod 666 /dev/cdrom
still just ejects the cd
same with chmod 666 /dev/hdc

any ideas?

post edit:
I did switch my ripper to cdda2wav and it worked, but it doesn't explain why cdparanioa isn't working. I did to uninstall / reinstall cdparanioa, verified permissons on it to chmod 666.

This is what I have for cdparanioa in grip
/usr/bin/cdparanoia
-d %c %t:[.%s]-%t:[.%e] %w
~/home/simian/temp0/%A/%d/%t-%n.wav

Last edited by gotmonkey; 12-24-2004 at 09:30 AM.
 
Old 12-25-2004, 03:25 PM   #10
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Same problem I am having.
Using Fedora Core 3, kernel 2.6.9-something.
I tried using cdparanoia independantly and no problem there.
I found a suggestion to use scsi-emulation so I loaded the sg-module, but no luck.
cdparanoia reports something on scsi-emulation, I will look further into that direction, but am still puzzled.

Actually I quit my search, I found I already have a working kaudiocreator, this works just fine.
I stick with that.

Last edited by Jagro; 12-25-2004 at 03:51 PM.
 
  


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