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Old 09-03-2009, 03:37 PM   #1
alexiy
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Slackware13 permissions problem


Hi,

I also have following problems with my slackware13: No sound, kmix doesn't work, KDE doesn't save its configs like folders view, terminal doesnt save its profiles so on. Obviously those are permission issues but how to solve this? All this stuff happens when I'm logged as not root. But when I'm root - no any problems at all!

In case of kmix when I click a button to increase volume on my laptop it simply crashes w/o any complains as to permissions

alexd@darkstar:~$ KCrash: Application 'kmix' crashing...
sock_file=/home/alexd/.kde/socket-darkstar/kdeinit4__0

May be I'm running kde wrongly somehow? Or maybe HAL prevents something (also I updated configs to allow pluggable devices mounting and wicd start)

Can somebody advise how to solve the issue?
May be I have to assign myself a group like adm or sys?
 
Old 09-03-2009, 03:43 PM   #2
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Can you provide the result of
Code:
ls -l /home
 
Old 09-03-2009, 05:58 PM   #3
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Quote:
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Can you provide the result of
Code:
ls -l /home
Yeah, I'd checked before posted. I have even deleted my home and root's folders. And started KDE again as not root user. Things have changed but not completely - kmix doesnt crash now but the rest is the same.

I noticed this happens not only on Slack but on Suez as well (that's what I tested) - when after fresh install KDE is run as root first time...

I will try to reinstall Suez and run KDE as not root at the beginning.
 
Old 09-04-2009, 03:40 AM   #4
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Hello,

Could you post the groups to which your user belongs to? Use the following command:

Code:
cat /etc/group | grep `username`
Change `username` to the actual login of your user.

I would suggest to add the user to these groups if he/she doesn't yet belong to it.

audio
cdrom
plugdev
power
video

Use the following command:

Code:
gpasswd -a `username` `group`
Replace `group` with the above-mentioned groups.
 
Old 09-04-2009, 05:49 AM   #5
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Hello,
I would suggest to add the user to these groups if he/she doesn't yet belong to it.
audio
cdrom
plugdev
power
video
Use the following command:
Code:
gpasswd -a `username` `group`
Replace `group` with the above-mentioned groups.
Hi,

Thank you! That works!

P.S. Slackware +1!
I used OpenSuSe, Fedora, Mandriva. But using those distros I even didn't know this stuff with groups (and I believe a lot of other things) since they hide everything from you. But Slackware force you to know! In return it gives stability, speed, mental satisfaction AND THE GREATEST COMMUNITY! What is OBVIOUSLY worthy to spend a bit time to learn the stuff. Thanks!

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