Re: Playing cds in SId
On Mon, 2001-12-24 at 18:02, Brian Nelson wrote:
> Henrik Enberg <email@example.com> writes:
> > Michael Heldebrant <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > On Mon, 2001-12-24 at 17:03, Henrik Enberg wrote:
> > >>
> > >> Hi,
> > >>
> > >> I just upgraded to sid from potato and can no longer play cds as a
> > >> regular user. I am in both the audio and cdrom groups, which was
> > >> sufficient on potato, but no go. What am I missing?
> > >
> > > Probably the right group owner of your cdrom drive. What does the owner
> > > and group say for /dev/hdX or /dev/scdX where X is whatever the
> > > appropriate device is. If it's not group cdrom change so it's correct.
> > > Otherwise post the output of ls -al /dev/hd? and ls -al /dev/scd with
> > > additional information as to what type of drive and what programs you
> > > are using to play cd audio.
> > Yes, I was supposed to be int the disk group. Thank you.
> That doesn't sound right. The disk is a very dangerous group for a
> normal user, since it gives you rw access directly to the /dev/hd* and
> /dev/sd* files, thereby making it easy to totally trash your hard disks.
> Normally, audio and cdrom groups should be sufficient, or at least
> that's true on this sid system.
I agree, just change the group owner of the cdrom device to cdrom so you
don't accidentally screw a disk up sometime down the road.