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Re: Sounds of silence--I want volume!

On Mon, Dec 09, 2002 at 04:13:50AM +0100, Carel Fellinger wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 09, 2002 at 12:20:38AM +0000, Chris Owen wrote:
> > Haralambos Geortgilakis wrote:
> ...
> > Try running (as root)
> > chmod ugo+rwx /dev/cdrom
> I think it's ill advice, not worthy of this list --sory for the rant,
> it's not personally, it's just that you're not the first to give such
> nonsensical advice, it seems that it's even a favourite one lately:(--
> , to advice people to mess with those flags where the proper way is to
> add users to specific groups.  In this case the cdrom group.  And
> whilst the OP is add it, he might as well check he's in the audio group
> too.

Re groups: he did...

Why is this advice nonsensical, though? As you say, several people
have given it recently. Rather fewer people have responded, as you did,
saying it's a bad idea. Nobody has explained WHY it's a bad idea. What
harm does it do if the world and his dog can read my CD-ROM?


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