Re: More problems becoming a 'normal' user
"Rich Harran." wrote:
> I emailed a problem on the list yesterday, about getting to use X as a
> normal user. The problem was the permissions of /dev/null, which I
> changed to:
> crw-rw-rw- 1 root root
> and everything worked. However, when I restarted today, I had the same
> problem, and found that the permissions had changed back. I'm using X
> now, as I've changed them again, but how do I stop them changing back when
> I restart? ... Ok, I restarted again, and this time the permissions
> didn't change back, so I guess that's solved (bit wierd though!).
> Also, I want to be able to read-write automatically mounted dos drives as
> a normal user in group 'dos' (I read this was the right way to approach
> it in this list a while ago). I created the group, and added user 'rich'
> to it, but I can't change the group of the directory /mnt (my dos drive),
> to 'dos'.
> The drive is mounted with the line:
> /dev/hda1 /mnt vfat defaults 0 0
> To what should I change this? I've tried changing the options column to
> but then the drive refuses to mount (BTW how do I view the startup
> messages after they've whizzed off the top of the screen?).
> Sorry I crammed so many silly questions into one posting.
> Thanks in advance
Something like the line below should work. Make sure your user
is a member of the 'dos' group. You should be able to type
'groups' and 'dos' will be one of the listed groups.
Note the '35' below; thats the number (gid) of my 'dos' group.
You'll need to replace it with the number assigned to your 'dos'
group. Look in /etc/group for the number (while in this file,
double-check that the user is really in the 'dos' group).
/dev/hda1 /dos vfat defaults,umask=002,uid=0,gid=35 0 0