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#1 2005-06-30 23:25:37

mune
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odd permission problems.

It seems that everytime I reboot, my user account has messed up permissions (e.g. it's not in the right groups, specifically audio/video/wheel).  Also, I've had problems using some programs because when they try to write  configuration files to ~/.programnamerc, the program would often break with a "permission denied" error (this specifically happened with Point2Play + cedega.)  Any ideas on what is causing this or where I can look to find out?

Thank you in advance smile


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#2 2005-07-01 00:22:11

max_sipos
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Re: odd permission problems.

Could you post your /etc/group ?

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#3 2005-07-01 00:53:28

mune
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Re: odd permission problems.

I never knew of this file, but I have a feeling it is the source of my problems.. now, "ryan" is the user that keeps getting messed up, and I want that user to be in wheel, audio, and video.  So am I right to assume to put "ryan" after the colon by video, audio, and wheel?  And what about the users group.. what goes there?

root::0:root
bin::1:root,bin,daemon
daemon::2:root,bin,daemon
sys::3:root,bin
adm::4:root,daemon
tty::5:
disk::6:root
lp::7:daemon
mem::8:
kmem::9:
wheel::10:root
ftp::11:
mail::12:
smmsp::25:
audio:!:92:
optical::93:
nobody::99:
users::100:
slocate:x:21:
video:x:101:ryan

--mune
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#4 2005-07-01 10:49:28

tomk
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Registered: 2004-07-21
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Re: odd permission problems.

Well, you can edit the file directly, but I prefer to use the gpasswd command - man gpasswd for details. You only need to do this once - the changes will be stored permanently in /etc/group.

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