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Old 09-26-2003, 11:00 AM   #1
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Problems with user permissions.

I have just started moving over to Slackware from a lengthy dual boot. Under this time I have had some HW troubles that have been sorted, but the trouble I am having with user permissions still isn't solved. So hopefully you guys can give some pointers.

When logged in as root everything is just fine, all that I want to be able to do works, burning CDs, playing music, installing stuff, running servers and such. But when I log in on my user account nothing seems to work properly. No CD burning, cant mount floppies or CDs, no sound, programs complaining that they cant create log files god knows where.... I think you know what I mean.

Now as a noob that doesn't know what groups to add my user too, I read on this board that I should add my user to "sys" for sound to work. And it did. (Thx!)

And I solved the disk mounting problem by editing the fstab file. So I'm more or less pleased, but the no CD-burning problem is bugging me. And also the not being able to start a server as user without it quiting because it doesn't have root permission.

Is there a easier way? Maybe add the user to the right groups without loosing security?

Any tips and pointers would be of great help to me.


Old 09-26-2003, 03:49 PM   #2
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About you needing root to run a server you can use sudo to change permissions for certain commands (man sudo).


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