LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 09-09-2004, 09:40 PM   #1
noxious
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Ohio, USA
Distribution: LinuxMint Gloria, Ubuntu 9.10
Posts: 299

Rep: Reputation: 30
modifying permissions in slackware


Got my dvd's to play in Slackware 10.0 now with Totem... the only remaining problem is that I must log in as root to do it. Otherwise, Totem tells me that it's unable to open the media. Root works fine.

How do I add my username to have the same cajones as root (for playing dvd's, at least)... ?
 
Old 09-09-2004, 09:48 PM   #2
subekk0
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Dallas, TX.
Distribution: Slacking since '94
Posts: 153

Rep: Reputation: 32
who is the owner of /dev/dvd ? ls -l /dev/dvd
you might have to chown <username> /dev/dvd or chgrp users /dev/dvd
 
Old 09-09-2004, 10:36 PM   #3
noxious
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Ohio, USA
Distribution: LinuxMint Gloria, Ubuntu 9.10
Posts: 299

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
I found the problem... not only did I have to chown for /dev/dvd to my username, but I had to chown for hdb also (they are one and the same, for some reason).
 
Old 09-09-2004, 10:45 PM   #4
shilo
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Stockton, CA
Distribution: Slackware 11 - kernel 2.6.19.1 - Dropline Gnome 2.16.2
Posts: 1,132

Rep: Reputation: 49
If you are using udev, that solution is only gonna work until you reboot. Instead, add the users that you want to be able to use the optical devices to the group cdrom.

Just open up /etc/group and look for the line that says cdrom. Addthe names of all the users that you want to be able to use the dvd player to that line. There should be no spaces., and all the names are separated with a comma. reboot and be amazed.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
dual boot permissions on slackware 10.1 salviadud Linux - Newbie 3 03-14-2005 12:37 PM
What are the default permissions for /etc in octal for Slackware (10.1) rjohnson244 Linux - Software 6 03-08-2005 10:39 AM
User permissions - Slackware ch424 Linux - Newbie 8 10-05-2004 02:47 PM
modifying slackware monkeymartin Slackware 4 07-15-2003 03:32 AM
slackware permissions / mplayer hjles Slackware 2 03-20-2003 09:48 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:52 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration