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Old 09-18-2004, 09:28 AM   #1
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retaining /dev permission


I have just recompiled my kernel to
I am running Mandrake 10.0, which I know uses the devfs to assign dev permissions etc.

I decided to not compile devfs into my kernel at all, since it is now depreciated and I wanted to try to use the new convention /dev/pty format.

I just want to know how to retain any permissions which I set in the /dev/ folder, because everytime I boot I do not have permission to access /dev/null and a few other important components tty's etc.

I can fix this easily enough, with chmod as su. But I would really love to be able to keep these settings everytime I boot. I could make a script that ran at boot time to alter these permissions, but I imagine there is a "proper" way to do it not a dodgy hack like that.

Any thoughts?
Old 09-18-2004, 12:11 PM   #2
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Look for a file called devfsd.conf (probably under /etc) and in it you will find lines like this:


That's the proper way of making the permissions on your devices what you want them to be.
Old 09-18-2004, 12:32 PM   #3
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Yeah, but I am not using devfs. That is my problem.

I think I have worked it out partially.

I didn't have the new udev scripts installed. I have since downloaded them and I have to configure them now....

Thanks anyway.


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