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Old 05-21-2009, 07:00 PM   #1
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usb free security issues

from newbie: I cannot use usb ports because it tells me it is locked out due to security settings, how do I overcome/ride this? This is on a different hardrive so cannot show out put.

Old 05-21-2009, 07:09 PM   #2
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Sounds like your not part of the correct user group that would allow you access to the usb hardware. Tho I only thought this applied to external usb hard drives.

btw what distro are you using and do you have super user access ?
Old 05-22-2009, 10:41 AM   #3
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s.member: I will check this but as the sole user I don't hold much hope.
The version here is Debian 4. Superuser access via su or sudo, or password on gui.

Thanks, Fred.
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I think you need to be a member of the group plugdev to be able to use USB things like pendrives and USB HDDs.

Check out the groups you are in with the groups comand:
tred@vaio:~$ groups
tred adm dialout fax cdrom floppy audio video plugdev syslog scanner fuse lpadmin admin netdev
If plugdev is not listed, you need to add yourself to that group:
fred@pc:~$ sudo gpasswd -a fred plugdev
Then you need to logout & back in for the change to be recognised.


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