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From: Luke-Jr <luke-jr@...>
Subject: Re: What "just works" and what doesn't?
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2004 23:13:55 +0000
On Wednesday 06 October 2004 7:56 pm, Tim Igoe wrote:
> Can't get mine to work as a none root user?!

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.

On Wednesday 06 October 2004 7:55 pm, Mike C. Fletcher wrote:
> * Trying to get a Radeon 7500 video card setup to render via DRI in
>       xorg took at least 5 or 6 iterations of compiling kernels, modifying
>       xorg.conf, rebooting etceteras. 

I got my Radeon 9200 SE card to work perfectly fine in xorg with a single 
compile of everything. The only thing that needed work was configuring xorg 
itself and figuring out that Gentoo's default permissions suck.

On Wednesday 06 October 2004 8:02 pm, Chris Gianelloni wrote:
> > > * printers
> >
> > Can be fixed by emerging the drivers w/ cups automatically. Perhaps a
> > USE=extra-drivers adding RDEPENDs
>
> USE="ppds foomaticdb" doesn't cut it?

It might... My comment was assuming it was still an issue as the original 
author suggested it was.

On Wednesday 06 October 2004 8:09 pm, Spider wrote:
> device access to cdrom's and cdrw with udev default settings. especially
> on IDE where /dev/cdroms/* and /dev/cdrom are symlinks, the device is
> created as hd? , which in turn is given the access of the "disk" group
> rather than the "cdrom" or "cdrw" groups.  
>
> This effecitvely ruins cdburning and ripping for any and all users !=
> root or != disk access.

Too bad the kernel doesn't support ACLs on devices. I'd really like to be able 
to give read access to the 'cdrom' group and read-write to 'cdrw'.

On Wednesday 06 October 2004 8:09 pm, Spider wrote:
> Multi user environment.     Nope, doesn't work out of the box.  pam does
> nasty magic on the audio devices fex.

Indeed. If PAM can be made to modify the login session's groups instead of 
modifying device permissions, I think this will be improved greatly.
-- 
Luke-Jr
Developer, Utopios
http://utopios.org/
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