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Old 08-09-2003, 08:03 AM   #1
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Problem with gnome-cd


I can't play CDs unless I run it as root. When I run as my normal user, it says 'Drive error' and in the console:

bash-2.05b$ gnome-cd

** (gnome-cd:816): WARNING **: Error opening CD

As root, I also get an error message (but at least it works):

bash-2.05b# gnome-cd

(gnome-cd:837): GnomeUI-WARNING **: While connecting to session manager:
Authentication Rejected, reason : None of the authentication protocols specified are supported and host-based authentication failed.

Any help appreciated. Thanx.
 
Old 08-09-2003, 12:45 PM   #2
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This may be a permissions problem. Check the permissions on your CD device.
 
Old 08-09-2003, 12:47 PM   #3
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How is this done?
 
Old 08-09-2003, 03:28 PM   #4
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To check the permissions on your CD device:

Log in as root and open a terminal.

You have a device called /dev/cdrom which is a symbolic link to the device that is your CD device. Type in:
ls -l /dev/cdrom
to find out where /dev/cdrom points to.

Check the permissions on your CD device with:
ls -l /dev/whatever
 
Old 08-09-2003, 03:40 PM   #5
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root@nick:/home/nick# ls -l /dev/cdrom
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8 Aug 8 10:40 /dev/cdrom -> /dev/hdc
root@nick:/home/nick# ls -l /dev/hdc
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 22, 0 Jun 9 2002 /dev/hdc

Not actually sure what any of it means, apart from the symlink.
 
Old 08-09-2003, 03:56 PM   #6
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brw-rw---- 1 root disk 22, 0 Jun 9 2002 /dev/hdc

means that root can read and write to /dev/hdc but nobody else can.

Try changing the /dev/hdc permissions to 777 which means that anybody can do anything they want with the CD. The command is:
chmod 777 /dev/hdc

If that works and user can play CDs then you may also have to change the cdrom entry in /etc/fstab. My cdrom entry in /etc/fstab looks like this:
/dev/cdrom /media/cdrom auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0

Last edited by jailbait; 08-09-2003 at 03:57 PM.
 
Old 08-10-2003, 05:14 AM   #7
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Yeah, it does work. My cdrom entry in fstab:

/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,ro 0 0

Does it need changing? Thanx.
 
Old 08-10-2003, 10:07 AM   #8
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"Does it need changing?"

No. I put in the info about /etc/fstab in case you changed the permissions and it still did not work. Then the next possibility was /etc/fstab.
 
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Ok, no probs. Thanx .
 
  


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