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Old 12-13-2002, 10:10 PM   #1
Rand
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Finally got most things working, but a couple of Qs...


I used to use Red Hat Linux 6.2 at work, and I decided to give it a try again when Red Hat 8.0 came out. I have had a couple of issues, but I finally have all the basics working, including sound and NTFS support. So, I just have a couple of newbie questions left...

1) I created a directory, /mnt/c as the mount point for my NTFS partition. Before I mount NTFS, the permissions are -rwxr-xr-x but after I mount it they are -r-x------ (I mounted it in read-only mode), so that I can only navigate it as root. How do I get it so that I can read it as a normal user? I'd like it to be automatically mounted when I boot Linux, what should I put in my /etc/fstab to do so? Red Hat 6.2 had a gui utility (linuxconf, I believe) that would automatically configure your fstab file for you, is there any such utility on 8.0?

2) I got sound working, but in order to avoid skipping with XMMS, I had to set it to real-time priority mode, which must be run as root. Is there any way to set up a launcher that will automatically run it as root, like some of the configuration programs which authenticate when you run them.

3) I am having problems with the Package Manager crashing all the time (brings down the whole machine too...), and am often unsure of whether a package has been successfully installed or not. In 6.2, you could open an RPM in the graphical file manager and get information about it (file list, dependancies, etc.), but on 8.0 the only option is to install it. Is there a graphical utility that lets me look at the information in an RPM file?

Thanks!
 
Old 12-13-2002, 10:43 PM   #2
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1. In the options portion of your entry in fstab, place this: umask=022

This will give your users the ability to read. To have it auto mount, also place "auto" in there as well. Values should be comma separated without spaces.

That's it for my turn

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Old 12-14-2002, 01:07 AM   #3
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Old 12-14-2002, 02:57 AM   #4
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3) rpm -q name_of_program

or
rpm -qa (to list all packages installed)
 
  


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