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Old 12-30-2004, 10:09 AM   #1
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I can only play music cds as root


Hi,

I tried searching for this, but could not find it. I recently got the dvd player to work and it plays dvds for both, the regular user and root.

But, it will not play cds, only as root. It is /dev/dvd mounted as /dvd and device the device is hda.

How do I change the permission to play cds as normal users on my dvd drive?

Thanks.
 
Old 12-30-2004, 10:23 AM   #2
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#chmod 666 /dev/hda*
If you say that hda is your dvd, strange however, Is dvdrom your Primary Master??
 
Old 12-30-2004, 10:30 AM   #3
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I wouldn't change the permissions on the device itself unless you really need to. Did you add yourself to the audio user group?
 
Old 12-30-2004, 12:36 PM   #4
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Yes, I am in the audio group. I looked under /etc/group and my username is next to it.

For some reason my cdroms are hda / hdb instead of hdc (my hds are hdc / hdd) So, it is backwards. Doesn't make too much of a difference to me though.

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Old 12-30-2004, 12:46 PM   #5
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Yes, I am in the audio group. I looked under /etc/group and my username is next to it.

For some reason my cdroms are hda / hdb instead of hdc (my hds are hdc / hdd) So, it is backwards. Doesn't make too much of a difference to me though.
It certainly does to overall performance if you have cd as primary master

Did you chmod"ed" 666 your drive?
 
Old 12-30-2004, 02:50 PM   #6
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It certainly does to overall performance if you have cd as primary master


Should I change it back? How do I change it back to what it supposed to be?

I will try to chmod it the cdrom now

[edit]
I fixed it. hds are now my primary master thanks for the tip. BTW- how much of a performance increase do you think it would be?

I got a kernel panic now because it doesn't know where my hds are, so I believe I should modify fstab which I am going to try right now.


Thanks

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