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Old 12-08-2004, 01:10 PM   #1
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fbdev can't be used by none-root users

Hi friends:
I ran 'mplayer -vo fbdev FILE.wmv' in console mode with framebuffer, succeeded with root authority but failed with none-root authority. Similar thing happend when I ran fbxine. How to change the devices that they could be used by none-root users?
Old 12-08-2004, 01:55 PM   #2
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As a temporary fix you can always chown /dev/fb0, assuming your user is in video group.

After watched the movie you can revert it to default with chown root.root /dev/fb0
If you run udev, the permission will be reset automatically at boot
Old 12-08-2004, 02:23 PM   #3
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Thank you! I will try that.


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