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    Gumper NNTP User

    Default Is it safe to add user to "disk" group for K3b?


    This has come up at other posts here about having to add your user to
    the "disk" group in order to get "K3b" to recognize the cd / dvd drive.
    My question to those on this board that know alot more than me
    (everyone) is, how safe is this? Are there any security concerns
    with doing this?

    Thanks


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    dth2 NNTP User

    Default Re: Is it safe to add user to "disk" group for K3b?


    Yes - I think you will be fine using this temp work-around. Had the
    same problem when I tried to copy some songs from a CD using CD Rip.
    But adding my user details to the 'disk' group sorted it out.


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    RedDwarf NNTP User

    Default Re: Is it safe to add user to "disk" group for K3b?


    Users from the disk group have raw access to all your drives... that
    isn't exactly "safe". But if you trust yourself... isn't really a bad
    workaround for a home PC.


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    ken yap NNTP User

    Default Re: Is it safe to add user to "disk" group for K3b?


    The correct fix is to make the optical drives group owned by cdrom and
    to add the user to this group. No doubt some patch package will fix it
    sooner or later.


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    rjwilmsi NNTP User

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    ken_yap;1916255 Wrote:
    > The correct fix is to make the optical drives group owned by cdrom and
    > to add the user to this group. No doubt some patch package will fix it
    > sooner or later.

    Bug is https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=408252 for those who
    want to track what patch will fix it.


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    ken yap NNTP User

    Default Re: Is it safe to add user to "disk" group for K3b?


    If you are the only user on the machine, an acceptable fix is to add:


    Code:
    --------------------
    /dev/sr0 yourlogin:users 640
    --------------------


    to /etc/permissions.local.


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    Gumper NNTP User

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    ken_yap;1916255 Wrote:
    > The correct fix is to make the optical drives group owned by cdrom and
    > to add the user to this group. No doubt some patch package will fix it
    > sooner or later.


    I thought about doing that but I've read on a blog that someone tried
    this but it only changes it back to the 'disk' group later. Apparently
    there's a script somewhere that changes it back. Not sure if this is
    100% correct as I haven't tried it yet.


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    ken yap NNTP User

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    You have to fix the ownership in the udev rules so that it's
    "permanent". See the bug report, or wait for the patch.


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    Gumper NNTP User

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    ken_yap;1916345 Wrote:
    > You have to fix the ownership in the udev rules so that it's
    > "permanent". See the bug report, or wait for the patch.


    I did this and it worked like a charm.


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