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Old 12-04-2004, 04:28 PM   #1
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Distribution: Mandrake 10.0 w/ KDE 3.3.1
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Permissions Problems

After FINALLY getting kde3.3.1 working, I've encountered some unpleasent permission problems.

First, xine will NOT run as a user. I have to run it as root, and then it opens and opperates properly.

Also, when I run Unreal Tournament (Linux, not WINE) as a user, there is no sound. If I run as root, the sound works, but has a weid tempo problem 9which I probably unrealted to permissions). I would assume that this is an issue with /dev/dsp?

Old 12-04-2004, 06:30 PM   #2
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In a terminal, as root, ask linux which xine is the executable:
#which xine
It'll probably say /usr/bin/xine. Then tell linux:
#chmod 777 /usr/bin/xine
That will make xine usable by any user. To learn how to change permissions, read chmod's manpage:
#man chmod
Hope that helps.
Old 12-04-2004, 07:40 PM   #3
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Oh, I'm quite familiar with changing permissions. Xine and it's lib directories are both user readable (I doubt they'd have to be writable) but I still get this as an error as a user:

[boyer@boyers3 boyer]$ xine
This is xine (X11 gui) - a free video player v0.9.23.
(c) 2000-2003 The xine Team.
main: all available video drivers failed.


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