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Old 03-09-2004, 08:32 AM   #1
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Question user cdrom access

I am new to Linux. I am using Slackware 9.1. When I log in as root, and run KDE I can play a music CD using KsCD. However, when I log in as a myuser (not root), I get this message "CD-ROM read or access error (or no audio disc in drive. Please make sure you have access permission to /dev/cdrom/". In response, I created a cdrom group and added root and myuser as members. I then added cdrom as the group for for /dev/cdrom. the group has rwx permissions, so I don't know why I'm still getting the above error message. I also change the group to cdrom for /mnt/cdrom. My fstab file reads /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom noauto,owner,ro 0 0. Any ideas?
Old 03-09-2004, 08:35 AM   #2
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Is /dev/cdrom just a link to another device? If so you need to change the permissions on the device /dev/cdrom points too, permissions aren't inherited through symbolic links.
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I didn't realize that permissions were not inherited through symbolic links. I changed the group on the device /dev/hdc to cdrom and myuser can now access the cdrom. Thanks!


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