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Re: [SLE] no escape from Gates?
  • From: "Joe Morris (NTM)" <Joe_Morris@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 18:00:52 +0800
  • Message-id: <3DFEF5D4.7040308@xxxxxxx>
Damon Register wrote:

Why does the IDE DVD drive work with no adjustments while the SCSI
CD-RW not work for a normal user but does work for root.

Your IDE DVD is a read only device. Almost everything has read permission. Your SCSI CD-RW needs to be able to write, which is a big difference. Only root has almost limitless write permission, so there are few problems with root, except for the fact that that writing power should be reserved for system changes, otherwise the day will come when you WISH you had limited write permission. ;-)

Is it possibly the SCSI controller that needs permission adjustment?

Probably not.

If so, how do I find what is the /dev and what permission must be

ls -l /dev/sr0

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