no cdrom for regular users

neil woolford lists at neilwoolford.plus.com
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 MusicReports.com> 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
devices.

Neil
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