Annoying Problems with User Accounts

Gabriel Dragffy dragffy at
Sun Apr 16 01:53:11 UTC 2006

For removable devices to be accessed b y normal users they must be a member of 
the group plugdev, for them to use sound they must be in the audio group and 
similar for adsl/dialup internet they need to be in the dialout group

On Sunday 16 April 2006 07:41, Richard Crawford wrote:
> On Saturday 15 April 2006 13:51, Howard Coles Jr. wrote:
> > Well, yea, kinda.  I was just wondering what can your wife's account see
> > in the /dev directory?  It could be that she can't see anything.  Another
> > thing I"m wondering is if there is a difference in groups, etc. in your
> > wife's account and yours.  /dev should have permissions:  766.
> > However, you may want to back off those permissions for /dev/sda1 to 660
> > because /dev/sda1 is not a directory, so executable is not needed.  (Also
> > make sure root is the owner of the devices and disk is the group.)
> Turns out the group for the USB device was "plugdev", which seemed
> reasonable to me.  I added my wife's account to the "plugdev" group, and
> that gave her access to the device.
> Thanks for the tip!

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