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Old 02-25-2005, 06:28 PM   #1
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No CDROM and sound after changing security level to "Higher"

"Newbie" to Linux and Mandrake 10.1......setting up a shared fileserver....

Did a complete install using Security level "Standard" (to avoid conflicts), updated my packages/fixes, setup Samba, etc.....everything worked great.

Then switched to "Higher" setting and since then many problems have occurred.
1) Lost my KDE application menus in the User logins (root login still ok)
2) Lost my cdrom mount in User logins (root login still ok)
3) Lost sound card device (probably due to cdrom not mounting)

Attempted fixes this way:
1) deleted the ~/.KDE folder and let Mandrake re-install default for the user - seemed to work, though i had to re-customize everything
2) No cdrom seems to be a permissions problem, so tried to change "/dev/hdc" and "/mnt/cdrom" to 666 - this did nothing to fix the problem. Have tried to edit "fstab" with different combinations to see what might work, but no luck.....
3) tried KDE Configuration to fix the sound, but no luck....

Anybody have any ideas what can fix these problems?

Last edited by banhbao; 02-25-2005 at 06:42 PM.
Old 02-25-2005, 07:52 PM   #2
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I don't have a Mandrake system myself, but just from the basics, what some distributions will do is create a lot of different groups and then have different groups own different files. So, my guess is that when you raised the security level, Mandrake set the sound only to be used by members of the "sound" group (or "esd" or whatever). And networking programs only for those in the "net" group or something like that.

You probably have some kind of user management GUI to use. Go in there (you'll have to log in as root to use it), and add the user you want into the groups that relate to what you want that user to do.

I'm sorry for being vague, but like I said, I don't have a Mandrake system in front of me. This is just something to check for.

-- the dudeman


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