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On Mon, Dec 03, 2007 at 01:24:38PM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
> On 12/03/07 13:15, Michael Pobega wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 03, 2007 at 01:07:42PM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
> >> On 12/03/07 10:47, Michael Pobega wrote:
> >>> On Mon, Dec 03, 2007 at 05:27:17PM +0100, Dan H wrote:
> >>>> On Mon, 03 Dec 2007 15:47:09 +0100 Jostein Elvaker Haande
> >>>> <jehaande@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>>> erik	ALL=(ALL) ALL
> >>>> I've always heard people discouraging root logins or "su" and using
> >>>> sudo instead. I know how sudo works and how to fine-tune system access
> >>>> with it, but is the above suggestion in any way different or safer
> >>>> than a root login?
> >>>> --D.
> >>>
> >>> Using sudo the way Jostein suggested is just as open to problems as
> >>> logging in as root is, and should be avoided at all costs. Sudo was made
> >>> to save the user from hassle, for example, to play Wesnoth I need to
> >>> have access to the SDL framebuffer, but since you need to have root
> >>> permissions to access it I granted myself permissions just to Wesnoth.
> >> Wouldn't it be better to just give the "games" group rw access to
> >> the SDL framebuffer, and add yourself to the games group?
> > 
> > 
> > Perhaps that would be a better approach, how would I go about doing
> > that? I've no clue how to grant rw access to the SDL framebuffer, which
> > is why I didn't try it that way (That was the first thought to cross my
> > mind)
> Googling "sdl framebuffer" indicates that what you really mean is
> "how do I grant group write privs to the Linux framebuffer".
> What does "ls -aFl /dev/fb*" show you?

> ls -aFl /dev/fb*
crw-rw---- 1 root video 29, 0 Dec  3 10:22 /dev/fb0

The video group has rw permissions, and that's why mplayer -vo directfb
works, but I don't think that the SDL Framebuffer is one in the same as

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