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Old 01-16-2008, 05:54 PM   #1
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Question Can play DVDs only as root


I can play DVDs on my laptop with Xine, but only if I run Xine as root (I usually start it with "kdesu xine" and provide my root password).

Is there a way for me to do so without the "kdesu" and play DVDs on my laptop as a non-root user?

I'm running Slackware current (from an ISO made on January 8th), using kernel 2.6.23.12, KDE 3.5.7, nothing too crazy aside from that.

Any suggestions?
 
Old 01-16-2008, 06:06 PM   #2
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The first thing to do is find out what user cannot use. You could check out the ownership and permissions for xine and your DVD device. For xine:

which xine

Then wherever xine is located:

ls -l /pathname/xine

Look in /etc/fstab and find out what device your DVD is located on and then:

ls -l /dev/dvd1 (or whatever)

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Old 01-16-2008, 07:52 PM   #3
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Hi,

Make sure you have the user(s) in the proper groups;

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floppy audio video cdrom plugdev

Last edited by onebuck; 01-16-2008 at 07:54 PM. Reason: forgot to add the groups
 
Old 01-16-2008, 11:29 PM   #4
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chmod 666 /dev/dvd
chmod 666 /dev/cdrom
 
Old 01-17-2008, 11:01 AM   #5
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I added myself to the video group and that did it. Thanks.
 
Old 01-17-2008, 12:01 PM   #6
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chmod 666 /dev/dvd
chmod 666 /dev/cdrom
Note that this is only a temporary solution, it would reset after reboot.

This also means that the only one who can access those files is Satan
 
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stays as 666 here
 
Old 01-17-2008, 03:48 PM   #8
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The permissions OF DOOOOOOOOOOOM
 
Old 01-17-2008, 03:50 PM   #9
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the permissions to allow dvd burning under k3b too
 
Old 01-17-2008, 04:08 PM   #10
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the permissions to allow dvd burning under k3b too
Aha.... I hadn't thought of that. Good point.
 
  


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