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Old 11-26-2018, 04:37 PM   #1
zenithpbarm
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Streaming video only works as root


Hi all,

I am running Slackware 14.1 32bit on a desktop computer and I'm quite pleased with it. I am faced with a strange problem : on some streaming movies sites (such as https://www4.fmovies.to) the videos won't run from a user account while they work flawlessly from the root account. I use firefox as a browser (different versions tested, same behavior).
At that point I'm not sure what causes the issue and where to look for clues. Is it a problem with javascript privileges, video hardware privileges? Can anyone suggest a log file to look at and/or settings to tweak?

Thanks
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Old 12-05-2018, 03:14 PM   #2
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need to know more, but if I need to guess I would say a permission is too strict somewhere (probably a libXX.so, or a device)
 
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If I had to guess, it would be that you didn't add your user to the suggested groups. If you use the adduser script, there is a point when it will suggest pressing the up button to add that user to the recommended groups.

If you weren't added to those, you can do it with the following command, replacing $USER with your username. Make sure you run it as root.

Code:
usermod -a -G lp floppy audio video cdrom plugdev power netdev scanner $USER
 
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