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Old 01-18-2004, 09:07 AM   #1
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cdrecord -scanbus

Using grub as bootloader and hdc=ide-scsi hdd=ide-scsi where hdc is DVD and hdd is DVD writer , when logged in as normal user the o/p from cdrecord -scanbus only shows my writer , yet when logged in as root and perform the same command the o/p from the scan shows both devices , dvd reader device 0 and writer device 1 !!! . Why can't the normal user scan the bus??
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"Why can't the normal user scan the bus??"

One possibility is that the two devices may be set up differently in /etc/fstab. Check /etc/fstab.

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cdrecord --help

you'll see that to scan the bus you HAVE to be root!
At a guess, I'd say that the idea is that the sys-admin is supposed to set up the hardware and apps and normal users just use them. Possibly to stop ordinary users from reconfigering the system?


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