Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 3804
ownership of various /dev's corrupted by users of kde
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:50 EDT
After updating to kde*-1.1.1-1, the ownership of various
/dev's was changed to be that of user (not root) running
kde. This includes audio, fd0, and many others.
they will be reset when the user logs out (if they aren't, that's
a bug) Look at /etc/security/console.perms for details on
how to configure it.
Discarding as report is not a bug, but rather documented behavior of
the application. Reopen the bug if the ownership of the devices does
not reset on logout of the user.
I have verified that the
ownership of the devices does
not reset on logout of the user
Do you by any chance have any other logins of the same
user (network, text console, or anything else) open when
you quit the kde session?
We think this is a problem with kdm (and possibly xdm) PAM session
This works correctly with gdm, so a short-term workaround might be
to use gdm as your display manager. You can do this by replacing
the /etc/X11/prefdm link with a link to ../../usr/bin/gdm using
the shell command
ln -sf ../../usr/bin/gdm /etc/X11/prefdm
This should be fixed in the latest release of XFree86 (for xdm) in
the next rawhide (XFree86 3.3.4-2) and I *think* is fixed in the
latest kdebase (1.1.1-2) as well. Feel free to test and report. :-)