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: Wed, 06 Oct 2004 23:14:00
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-desktop] What "just works" and what doesn't? by Tim Igoe
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


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Re: [gentoo-desktop] What "just works" and what doesn't? Luke-Jr <luke-jr@×××××××.org>