no cdrom for regular users

neil woolford lists at
Fri Nov 18 23:31:32 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-11-18 at 22:51 +0100, albi wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Nov 2005 13:17:36 -0800
> "James D. Parra" <Jamesp at> wrote:
> > I get 'permission denied' when attempting to access /dev/cdrom as
> > regular user. How can I grant non-root users access to the cdrom to
> > play music?
> > 

> put your user(s) in the group cdrom  ( --> sudo nano /etc/group )

Or use the gui tool at Sytem->Administration->Users and Groups.  Select
the user and then click the properties button.  The User Privileges tab
on the popup allows you to set various properties including access to CD

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