Gentoo Archives: gentoo-desktop

From: Luke-Jr <luke-jr@×××××××.org>
To: gentoo-desktop@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-desktop] What "just works" and what doesn't?
Date: Thu, 07 Oct 2004 00:53:47
Message-Id: 200410070053.45869.luke-jr@utopios.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-desktop] What "just works" and what doesn't? by Luke-Jr
On Wednesday 06 October 2004 11:13 pm, Luke-Jr wrote:
> Good point. Permissions are heavily screwed up on Gentoo by default. The > applies to scanners, non-nVidia GLX (eg DRI-using), etc... The proper way > to fix this would be to give permissions to the proper groups (/dev/dri/* > to video; scanners to scanner group, etc) and set runtime groups > (NOT /etc/group, but the session's groups only) for local logins to include > these.
BTW, a useful note: sandboxshell is quite nice for finding what devices/files are being accessed by a program. If you can't figure out what device a program is looking for, run it in a sandbox and note the access violations. -- Luke-Jr Developer, Utopios http://utopios.org/