Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 12-13-2002, 09:10 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Distribution: Red Hat Linux 8.0
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
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?

Old 12-13-2002, 09:43 PM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Mar 2002
Location: Salt Lake City, UT - USA
Distribution: Gentoo ; LFS ; Kubuntu
Posts: 12,612

Rep: Reputation: 68
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

Old 12-14-2002, 12:07 AM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: Mosquitoville
Distribution: RH 6.2, Gen2, Knoppix,arch, bodhi, studio, suse, mint
Posts: 3,195

Rep: Reputation: 53
Old 12-14-2002, 01:57 AM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2002
Distribution: RH8+SuSe8
Posts: 27

Rep: Reputation: 15
3) rpm -q name_of_program

rpm -qa (to list all packages installed)


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need help with a couple of things johnnyoi Linux - Newbie 3 10-25-2005 01:14 PM
A couple of things needing help with,,, longwolf Linux - Software 7 11-01-2004 08:06 AM
Help on a couple of things.. longwolf Red Hat 1 10-30-2004 03:22 PM
couple things darklordzim Linux - Newbie 1 06-27-2004 11:47 PM
Need help with a couple things hollywood63 Red Hat 2 12-27-2003 08:48 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:51 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration