I can only browse my NTFS mounts as root, I'm trying to switch over to doing just about everything as a regular user right now. As this user, I can't browse my NTFS mounts. When they become mounted, the permissions are 'dr-x------ root root'. I've tried messing around with my /etc/fstab file and modifying these lines:
/dev/hda1 /mnt/c-drive ntfs ro 1 0
/dev/hdb1 /mnt/g-drive ntfs ro 1 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/c-drive ntfs user,ro 1 0
/dev/hdb1 /mnt/g-drive ntfs user,ro 1 0
They are both mounted on boot, and I want regular users to have read-only access to them.
edit: I should also mention that 'chmod 755 /mnt/g-drive' fails because its a read-only filesystem. When I unmount the filesystem, the empty /mnt/g-drive directory defaults to 755 permissions. When I remount, it goes back to 500 permissions.
I just tried using a program I found in my KDE->System menu, 'xfce fstab mount manager'. It tries to do the same thing, run a chmod command. This fails because the file system is read-only.