Bug 3804 - ownership of various /dev's corrupted by users of kde
ownership of various /dev's corrupted by users of kde
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdebase (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 1999-06-29 12:19 EDT by harris
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-08-19 18:13:37 EDT
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Description harris 1999-06-29 12:19:16 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.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-29 12:34:59 EDT
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 13:02:59 EDT
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 14:31:59 EDT
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 13:27:59 EDT
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 15:48:59 EDT
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 17:57:59 EDT
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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