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Bug 296111 - wrong permissions for /dev/sg*
wrong permissions for /dev/sg*
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: udev (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-09-19 07:39 EDT by
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-09-19 09:00:04 EDT
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Description 2007-09-19 07:39:30 EDT
Description of problem:

[romal@beowulf ~]$ ll /dev/sg*
crw-r----- 1 root disk 21, 0 19. Sep 11:54 /dev/sg0
crw-r----- 1 root disk 21, 1 19. Sep 11:54 /dev/sg1
[romal@beowulf ~]$ 

Logged in user does not have access to the cdwriter

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Commercial Nero cdwriting software ( does complain on this if
running as non-root-user.
Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2007-09-19 09:00:04 EDT
you should use /dev/sr* (/dev/cdrom) not sg. We cannot allow general user access
to sg, because you can do bad things with it (like flashing a new firmware, etc.)

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