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/dev/apm_bios perms 664?

Permissions on /dev/apm_bios are currently 660.
Is there any reason these permissions shouldn't be 664?

The latter would allow non-root users to find out about
power management events (but not to initiate them).

I would also like to know what people think would be the
right way safely to allow users other than root to perform
power management events.  Currently only root can perform
apm suspend, for example.  It would be nice if anyone in
the operator group could also do this.  The apm driver
requires CAP_SYS_ADMIN for privileged operations, so a
setuid program would be required.  Report #134595 asks
that /usr/bin/apm simply be made setuid root; please read
the discussion there first.

Thomas Hood

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