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Old 02-20-2005, 05:02 AM   #1
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udev permissions.d not read

udev has been populating /dev with devices with default permissions. The funny thing is, as a user I could startx (kde) and it would work. After I installed the nvidia driver, when I would startx as a user, I would get some SF with kdeinit, or other error if /dev/null wasn't 666. After a chmod 0666 /dev/* everything works fine, so I figure it has to do with udev permissions.

/etc/udev/{udev.conf,rules.d,permissions.d} all lfs default

edit /etc/udev/udev.conf and added
no change

cp /etc/udev/permissions.d/25-lfs.permisions to /etc/udev/udev.permissions
no change

Any ideas with whats wrong?
Old 02-21-2005, 04:08 PM   #2
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I found the answer. From

1) Permissions: Something you might want to note from the changelog in Udev-051: Also, please note that the .permissions files are now gone! If you had custom ones in the past, you need to move that logic into the .rules files (if not, you'll just get root only access to the devices, so it's not a security issue...)
Should I create a new .rules file with, for example:

KERNEL="ptmx" NAME="%k" OWNER="root" GROUP="tty" MODE="0666"
from the permissions file line

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