Can I run a second KDE session, as different user?

Tako Schotanus quintesse at
Wed Mar 12 09:16:20 GMT 2003

For me this still doesn't work. I have no devfs(d) on my system so I
assumed I needed to make the changes to /etc/security/console.perms like
you suggested.

I found this line:

<console>  0600 <sound>      0600 root

which I changed to:

<console>  0660 <sound>      0660

When I logged out of KDE and logged back in again, the /dev/dsp* devices
had all reverted to root.root!

But I saw something else as well, acording to the console.perms file all
hard-, floppydisks and cdroms should belong to the "disk" group. But on
my system an unmounted floppy or cdrom has root.root permissions and
after being mounted it has <user>.<user> permissions!

Any ideas what could be wrong and how to fix it?


PS: Running KDE 3.1 on RH8

On Wed, 2003-03-12 at 02:48, Sean McGlynn wrote:
> On Tuesday 11 March 2003 22:38, Steve King wrote:
> > On Tuesday 11 March 2003 6:55 pm, Basil Fowler wrote:
> > > Keen readers will have noticed that the /dev/dsp0 file is world readable
> > > and writeable.   This is an accident and the permissions should be 660.
> >
> > That does work up to a point. When I first log in (as "steve" or as
> > "root"), /dev/dsp0 is crw------- belonging to root/root. So I logged in as
> > root and set /dev/dsp0 to crw-rw---- belonging to root/audio, and sound was
> > available to all. But when I exit the root login, the permissions
> > immediately revert to crw------- and root/root. Any idea how I can make the
> > permissions change stick (this is a desktop machine that is frequently
> > stopped and started)?
> Hello Steve,
> If you're using devfs (see if the 'devfsd' process is running), have a read 
> of
> If you're running with a normal static /dev filesystem (no 'devfsd' running) 
> then you'll probably want to have a look at amending 
> /etc/security/console.perms to make any permanent changes you require.
> > Steve
> Cheers,
> Sean
Tako Schotanus <quintesse at>

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