probably a simple problem with permissions
Loren M. Lang
lorenl at alzatex.com
Sun Feb 20 14:31:54 GMT 2005
On Mon, Feb 14, 2005 at 11:53:57PM -0500, David Wassman wrote:
> I am probably understanding this problem incorrectly meaning there is a
> simple explanation that is escaping me. My /dev/cd0 is owned by root so
> I have tried to change both the owner and the group so I can use it as a
> I have tried:
> chmod 777 /dev/cd0
> chmod -R 777 /dev/cd0
> chgrp 777 /dev/cd0
It should at best be 666, and probably only 644 since cds are read-only.
I don't know if a cd burner needs to be 666 for ordinary users to burn
though. device files, AFAIK, have no use for execute permissions. And
I don't think 777 is a valid group name unless you decided to add it for
some reason. If your cdrom device is cd0 then add "perm cd0 0644" to
> The problem is that when I reboot the system the old permissions return
> and I have to su and change the permissions back. How do I make these
> changes permanent? There is probably a security reason for this but it
> is very inconvenient on a desktop station. Any help would be
> appreciated. I am running 5.3.
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I sense much NT in you.
NT leads to Bluescreen.
Bluescreen leads to downtime.
Downtime leads to suffering.
NT is the path to the darkside.
Powerful Unix is.
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