chris z Posted August 10, 2003 Report Share Posted August 10, 2003 hi all, this has me boggled. some of you may remember my infamous, neverending thread about k3b & my problems getting that set up properly. well, i'm still having this nagging issue with user recording/burning rights. i am the only user on my computer, so i have "root" (naturally) & "chris". i know the dangers of "root" power, but i think i have enough knowledge now that i'm not gonna do anything boneheaded like renaming my lilo.conf file because i'd think it would sound better as coolchris.conf. anywho, onto the questions....... no matter what i do, i can't seem to make any of the burner programs (k3b, xcdroast, & texstar's cdbakeoven) to give user "chris" all the rights i need to burn correctly. for example, cdbakeoven won't let me burn anything as "chris", i need to run it as "root" to get anything accomplished. it tells me that user doesn't have enough rights for cdrdao & cdrecord. k3b will not let me burn with the "disk at once" option, but i can burn as an image. that tells me that cdrdao can't be found when i run it as "chris" (even though it's installed & found when run as "root") same thing with xcdroast......no "disk at once burning allowed as "chris". using "userdrake" & "kuser" i've added everything i can think of to give "chris" permissions for the following.....cdrdao, cdrecord, mkisofs, cdwriter, xcdwriter, k3b, xcdroast, cdbakeoven. i've created groups for all of those & added chris, adm, operator, & root as members of those groups. i "save" after adding. it even shows "chris" as members of those groups when i do "id" in terminal: [chris@default chris]$ id uid=501(chris) gid=501(chris) groups=501(chris),1011(cdwriter),1004(k3b),1003(mkisofs), 1002(cdrecord),1001(cdrdao),1007(umount),1006(unmount), 1005(mount),73(gdm),233(slocate),232(slipusers),231(popusers), 230(pppusers),105(postdrop),72(postfix),71(xfs),70(rpc),69(vcsa), 104(ctools),103(ntools),102(xgrp),101(rpm),65534(nogroup), 100(users),81(audio),43(usb),24(utmp),22(cdrom),20(games), 19(floppy),15(man) [chris@default chris]$ su Password: [root@default chris]# id uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=0(root),1011(cdwriter),1004(k3b),1003(mkisofs), 1002(cdrecord),1001(cdrdao),1007(umount),1006(unmount), 1005(mount),501(chris),22(cdrom),502(xcdwrite),1008(scd0), 1009(scd1) [root@default chris]# is there another way, other than "userdrake" or "kuser" to give access rights to goups, specifally the aforementioned cd burning groups, so i can do any type of cd burning as "chris"? does it have anything to do with the numbers it assigns to those various groups, & if so, how can i change the numbers? when i add groups in "kuser" it automatically assigns it a group id number (ex. cdrecord 1002). any input would be greatly appreciated. Chris Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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