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Old 07-03-2009, 11:23 PM   #1
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root not in netdev group by default


Did someone forget this or is there some reason why root is not part of netdev by default?
 
Old 07-04-2009, 10:23 AM   #2
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Why should?
 
Old 08-12-2009, 09:37 AM   #3
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It is now:
Code:
Tue Aug 11 01:04:25 CDT 2009
a/etc-13.0-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
  Added root to power, netdev, and scanner groups in /etc/group.
But what is netdev group for, and why would root need to be there?
And especially why would root need to be in scanner, unless that is
for idiots running X as root?
 
Old 08-12-2009, 10:18 AM   #4
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But what is netdev group for, and why would root need to be there?
According to this post from Alien Bob:

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Add yourself to the "netdev" group to use wicd.

Eric
This is confirmed by the README.SLACKWARE file in extra/wicd directory:

Last edited by gegechris99; 08-12-2009 at 10:22 AM. Reason: add link to extra/wicd/README.SLACKWARE
 
Old 08-12-2009, 10:29 AM   #5
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And especially why would root need to be in scanner, unless that is
for idiots running X as root?
According to this post from Robby Workman:

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Dbus doesn't "care" who root is -- it checks the identity of the account that requested an action, and if that account isn't allowed to perform that action, the request is denied. For those people running X as root (horror), it's desirable to have root in the relevant groups.
 
  


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