Re: Q: User access to hardware peripherals - preferred method?
> What is the One True Debian way to allow users access to special devices such as
> floppies, CD-ROM drives and modems (ie., ppp, efax and minicom)?
> But simply doing the following for user foo does not work (at least on my
> 2.1 system):
> # addgroup foo floppy
> # addgroup foo audio
> # addgroup foo dip
> Is there something else to it? Or a better method? There's several Optional
> packages for managing permissions (sudo, super, suidmanager) and a number of
> other, unlegant ways to do this involving /etc/fstab edits and chmoding
> device files; I was hoping to avoid this.
That SHOULD work. The user must logout and back in. do a 'groups' as the
user to make sure they are in the group.
Then check the /dev entries and make sure that they are owned by group the
user is a member of.
The group acdess depends on the group owning the device.