Bug 3804 - ownership of various /dev's corrupted by users of kde
Summary: ownership of various /dev's corrupted by users of kde
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdebase
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-06-29 16:19 UTC by harris
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-08-19 22:13:37 UTC

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Description harris 1999-06-29 16:19:16 UTC
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.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-29 16:34:59 UTC
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.

Comment 2 Jay Turner 1999-06-29 17:02:59 UTC
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.

Comment 3 harris 1999-06-29 18:31:59 UTC
I have verified that the
ownership of the devices does
not reset on logout of the user

Comment 4 Michael K. Johnson 1999-07-12 17:27:59 UTC
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?

Comment 5 Michael K. Johnson 1999-07-12 19:48:59 UTC
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

Comment 6 Michael K. Johnson 1999-07-29 21:57:59 UTC
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. :-)

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