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Old 07-08-2003, 10:40 AM   #1
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Lightbulb newbie: accessing sr0 as normal user


hello, i have installed slackware 9.0 a few days ago, and don't really understand how a few things work. I may have read something about this but missed the point, or not have understood.

I have a ricoh ide cdrw, which I read in the HOWTO is supported with scsi emulation, I appened hde=ide-scsi during the slackware install to /etc/lilo.conf, and from looking at other posts in this forum my /etc/fstab is correct also.

the problem is, to access this drive now it is device sr0 I must su to root.

example: for playing audio cds, xmms won't play at all - even when I tell it to use device /dev/sr0. However gnome-cd will, if im loged in as root. I can mount data-cd's fine also.

any help is appreciated
 
Old 07-08-2003, 12:24 PM   #2
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You might be able to change the ownership of /dev/sr0 with chown. i dont know if this is safe or what, sort of a newbie myself.
 
Old 07-08-2003, 12:54 PM   #3
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Have you added users in the appropriate fstab line to allow anyone to mount?
 
Old 07-08-2003, 08:23 PM   #4
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Thank you for the replies.

Looking_Lost : yes, I replaced 'owner' with 'users' in fstab.

broxys : I will 'man chown' and see if it can help
 
Old 07-08-2003, 08:44 PM   #5
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Don't chown, a chmod will do the trick ...

chmod ugo=rwx /dev/sr0

Or, a safer solution, create a group cdrom,
and
chgrp cdrom /dev/sr0
chmod ug=rw /dev/sr0
chmod o+r /dev/sr0

and add the users that should be able to
use the rawdevice (for audio, or if it were
a burner) to that group.

Cheers,
Tink

P.S.: Best regards from windy Welington ;)

Last edited by Tinkster; 07-08-2003 at 08:47 PM.
 
Old 07-09-2003, 01:03 AM   #6
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Thumbs up fun with chmod

Thank you Tinkster! Its all running fine now as a user group cdrom.

PS. Thanks from rainy auckland
 
Old 07-09-2003, 01:21 AM   #7
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Re: fun with chmod

Quote:
Originally posted by Arcades
Thank you Tinkster! Its all running fine now as a user group cdrom.
Gidday!

Cool, glad I was of some help :}

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PS. Thanks from rainy auckland ;)
Heh .. got rain here, too... plus wind, and
freezing cold! :}

Cheers,
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