Ubuntu Multimedia :: DVD Won't Play -- Permissions/owner/group?
Oct 28, 2010
Did a fresh install of Maverick, all is well but if I insert a video DVD, it won't play. But if I open Movie Player, etc. as root, I can play the individual chapters - that is I need to manually choose which chapter to play, it won't start at the beginning and play to the end. Have installed libdvdcss3, restricted extras, etc. I am a member of the "video" group.Data & music CD's work fine in the drive; data DVD's are fine also. Just no DVD playing with me as the user; nor does the DVD appear in my Places menu, etc
A colleague of mine has a Linux box (running Debian I believe) with an SVN repository on it. The repository directory and files 'owner' is my colleauge. We are both members of a group called 'users'. He manages several projects both Linux and Windows apps, while I have one Windows app. For the Windows apps, we both use TortoiseSVN via an SSH link to commit/update. Performing the command 'ls -l' shows the repository files and folders on the Linux box to have the following permissions:
-rwxrwx--- john users
However, when my colleauge commits to the repository, the permissions change to:
-rwxrwx--- john john
This then means I get 'Permission denied' when trying to access the repository myself as it appears that the group permissions have been overwritten with only 'owner' permissions. To fix this, a 'chown -R' command is applied to the files/folders to set the permissions back to owner/group, but each time he writes to the repository, the issue repeats.
In my /var/www directory, I have everything set up with: user: www-data group: developers directories: chmod 570 files: chmod 460
Everything seems fine. Users from the developers group can edit files and all, but now we began using the Git repository, and whenever a user edits a file (ie. Joe who is a developer,) file permissions get screwed again. Now they're: user: Joe group: Joe directories: chmod 755 files: chmod 644 How can I fix this so permissions remain the same?
In Windows I used WinSCP to do all of my server work. It was easy and intuitive to use. In Ubuntu, I've been recommended to use "sftp://" for the location. I can change folder permission settings this way, but it doesn't allow me to change the owner and group, and doesn't allow to change the file permissions (folder permissions are ok though).
Can anyone point me in the right direction? How do I go about doing this? I'm much more comfortable doing it via GUI rather than terminal.
On the server I can see the owner as vampird and the correct group, VampirD Microsoft Windows is like air conditioning Stops working when you open a window. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.12 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with SUSE - [URL] iEYEARECAAYFAkxHNfAACgkQJQ+0ABWtaVlcagCdEo5kiwydUTmZ+dkD4R4jholx bi4AoO6T2OzHealqsQ+9Z42jJ7rYJ6uL =YKm8 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
I use 9.10 desktop with a root user and my own user (timmo), I did not create anything else. Now I check a directory (mysql databases) with ls -l and I see mysql not only as a group but also as owner. How can mysql, not being a user on my system, be an owner? In users and groups I see that all of the many groups only have two members, root and timmo. I know that mysql users and linux users are different animals but ls -l is definitely a linux command.
I can't figure out how to make files have a different default owner:group.. Example:I need the users of my group called gpib, to create new files with: username:gpib, instead of the default: username:username
i want secondary users can able to change the files permissions of primary group?user MAC is having www as a primary and httpd as secondary group. But he want to change the file permissions (chmod) httpd group files. Is it possible or not? I think its not possible. If it`s possible then let me know how?
The server is named alpha and is running Archlinux. It is exporting a directory named /files. The server is a couple of years old and I have accessed it extensively from clients running Arch, Suse, PCLinuxOS, and maybe some others, all with no problems. The clients (3 of them) are new installations of Linux Mint 10 (Julia). When I mount the nfs all of the nfs files are visible as expected. However, the owner/group is drastically different than on the server.
I might add that I have set up user id's and group id's the same. My user is 1003 on all systems, and the users group is 100 on all systems. When I am on alpha (via ssh), here is a partial file listing.
Code: [dick@alpha dick]$ ls -l total 9740 drwxr-xr-x 3 dick users 4096 May 16 2009 airplane -rw-rw-r-- 1 dick users 240978 Jun 27 2009 Alice Grad 1934.pdf -rwxr-xr-x 1 dick users 444 Jul 8 2007 alpha2ast -rw-r--r-- 1 dick users 444 Sep 2 2009 alpha2charlie
If have searched the Mint forums, LQ forums, and google in general. I must be missing something in my search because I can't believe that no one else has this same problem and I am having it on 3 different boxes.
have recently installed ubuntu server on a new machine. I have added 3 users and I have assigned them to a group.The three of us work together on a lot of stuff so what I would like to do is to have a specific folder made the groups folder. All files that are created or moved into this folder should automatically be owned by the group. I.e. all 3 of us should have the right to read and write to these files.
According to a couple of different places, it's not possible for me to put a line in /etc/fstab to mount one of my partitions with owner and group not root; instead, I have to mount it in /etc/fstab, then chown & chgrp to my user. That seems ridiculously tedious and silly... is it true? I'm sure a short script could be written to get around it, but it seems obtuse for Linux not to allow that to be set in /etc/fstab.
I have installed apache2, mysql, php .. they work great! but I can move, change, paste or anything in the folder sites_available (the folder for localhost) I am really confused right now! because I have used this with xampp in XP and it worked perfectly but I cant make it work in ubuntu! I cant test my php sites!
I am really noob about configuring linux! I think I don't have permission to do anything in that folder because when I try to paste my site there it show a error saying that I am not the owner! When I installed ubuntu first I created a username: "SHPETIM" and this username is administrator and has root permissions but sometimes there are somethings that I cant do!
Sometimes even in Terminal when I type in my password (the only password that I created when I installed ubuntu) it says FAILURE! I dont know what other password it may have that I don't know! I think there is a user with username ROOT and it has another password but since I am noob I dont understand this and I dont know how it works!
I am just wondering why this is happening. I just tried to use a tutorial to customize my GUI and give myself a custom launcher for Libre Office, and when I tried to copy the edited .desktop file back into my "/adam/usr/shared/applications" folder, it told me I didn't have permission to do this. I tried to edit the folder permissions and it told me that I was not able to because I am not the owner. Is there any way to fix this or do I have to re-install Ubuntu?
I installed suse about two weeks ago after ubuntu and everything works quite well except for the trouble I have when I try to play any DVD. First of all I am sure my dvdrom is working well so that is no the problem. I followed the instructions I found in the forums- and I installed all the packages that were suggested-libdvdcss etc. I tried vlc, kaffeine, mplayer, smplayer and realplayer however nothing seems to work. I tried different a couple of different dvds which work on other computers but I cant get them to work on mine. However one thing is interesting. On one of the dvds I am capable of playing like an opening bit with the name of the company which produced the dvd and all that. However, no other part of the dvd will play only that bit. Every player gives me a message which says I dont have the permission to play the DVD. It shouldnt be a region problem as well because my computer is a UK bought lenovo and all the dvds are from the uk.
denis@linux-3q49:~> mplayer dvdnav:// MPlayer dev-SVN-r29796-4.3-openSUSE Linux 11.1 (i686)-Packman (C) 2000-2009 MPlayer TeamCan't open joystick device /dev/input/js0: No such file or directory Can't init input joystick mplayer: could not connect to socket mplayer: No such file or directory Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.
Playing dvdnav://. libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 4.1.3 libdvdread: Using libdvdcss version 1.2.10 for DVD access libdvdnav: DVD Title: Brick_Disc1 libdvdnav: DVD Serial Number: 34f85b3c libdvdnav: DVD Title (Alternative): libdvdnav: Unable to find map file '/home/denis/.dvdnav/Brick_Disc1.map' libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00fd0000. Regions: 2 libdvdnav: ifoRead_PGCI_UT failed libdvdnav: get_PGCN failed. Was trying to find pgcN in domain 2 mplayer: vm.c:387: vm_new_copy: Assertion 'pgcN' failed.
MPlayer interrupted by signal 6 in module: open_stream - MPlayer crashed. This shouldn't happen. It can be a bug in the MPlayer code _or_ in your drivers _or_ in your gcc version. If you think it's MPlayer's fault, please read DOCS/HTML/en/bugreports.html and follow the instructions there.
I have a disk that I access from several locations. I require that all the files created always have the same owner, at least group wise. I have different users (that are in that group) that need to be able to read/write all these files. I have these users access the files over samba, and sometimes locally on the server. I know that you can do something with a thing called sticky group or whatever, that files created in a dir with that flag will get the same group, but it has not worked consistently so far. It must also work for directories created by these users.The permissions should be 770 (chmod).Is there a way to set this up, that all files created always have the same group? Right now I am running a cron job every hour or so, to chmod and chown all the files to the right group, but this is far from elegant of course
I can see the owner and group ids are shown because there are no corresponding entries in /etc/passwd and /etc/group respectively. I don't know much about linux and dare not to edit these files, I wonder if somebody already knows whether linux would map the owner id of files coming from other computers to the account name in /etc/passwd and display them when necessary (for example, when using ls -al)?
A bit of an oddity that I've recently run into with my storage folder in my system; it's a newly installed drive that I've set to mount at /storage. When I first tried to use it, programs that I used that attempted to write to it tossed Access Denied errors at me in their own way. Checking the permissions (at the Terminal, ls -l / | grep storage) showed that /storage was set to 'rwxrwxr--'--Owner and Group were given full read/write/execute, but Others could only read. However, my logon to my system is a member of group root. Why, then, with the above bits set, would I not be able to write to it? Changing Others permissions to rwx (and presumably rw would have worked out for me since I don't leave anything executable there) allowed me to write to it, but I don't understand why that would have been necessary. So far as I'm aware, the prior drive that was in my system--mounted at the same location--did not need this treatment.
On my dual-boot system, 11.4 and win7, Iped out the Doc and DL folders in my home directory and replaced 'em with links to the ones on the windows side. It works great except for one thing: When I open Dolphin in superuser mode and change the permissions to make myself the owner of those folders, the change doesn't take. Is there a special trick to it?GEFPS: I plan to use openSUSE as my main OS, but it's easier to keep my data on the NTFS partition, because Linux speaksindows better than than Windows speaks Linux. Besides, that's where my data already lives
I am trying to set up a Samba share on one of my machines where I am the owner and a special group manages permissions for read-only access ( me:specialgroup ). If I log into the share as me, there is no problem (I have read/write privs as per usual). However, I am not able to log into the share using any of the group members (there is only one currently). That user is not able to access the share (failed to mount).
The folder (which is the share) is owned by me:specialgroup and the permissions have been forced down the folder. Samba is set to Share this folder with no guest or others write access.
My main account 'dave' runs as admin etc This was the output of 'groups dave': dave adm dialout cdrom plugdev lpadmin sambashare admin I was trying to add dave to the user group 'media-www' and i ran this command: 'usermod -G media-www dave' Then after another 'groups dave': dave : dave media-www It seems to have removed all the other groups! How do I restore this?
How can I give an application group permissions?There is a bug in the latest version of Ubuntu's Dovecot, where it is not apart of mail group, so it does not have write permission to the /var/mail directory by default. So I have to give it mail group permissions.
i am trying to finish up a lab in that i have i have some accounts created under groups called "mgmt" and "pl". I am trying to figure out how i can get the guys in "mgmt" to be able to modify files in a directory called "mgmt-final" but the guys in the group "pl" will only be allowed to read those files.
Originally Posted by slackuser67 In my case it was a permission thing. Logging in as root, sound worked, logging in as user didn't. I followed the adding myself to the audio group and that didn't do it either. But, adding myself to the video group did the trick. You wouldn't think that would work with getting video but no sound, but it did in my case. I'm having all the same problems, but I'm using DSL-N, and I can't figure out how to check or change the group permissions.
I need to assign permissions for ftp users. For that I need to create groups with different permissions like upload, download, rename, delete, rename and delete. And the users added to the group need to have that group permissions by default.
I am doing rhce course but i am very confused to answer these user and group permissions.the questions are like this...the owner of the /data must be user tom.primary group of /data must be the group sysadmins.the members of the group test must be able to write and create files in the /data.the members of the group web have no access to these directory.the user jack not belong to any of these gropus must have to edit files created in /data.the user tim can only list the contents.
the questions are always like these..i am okay with sgid and sticky bit.but i dnt know where to set default acl and other permissions.
I am running into a Brick wall with this. And thought that the knowledge and expertise here would be a good place to seek help.I have CentOS 5.4 server running Samba on a WinBloZ network. I have the groups all setup and that aspect works fine. But here lies the issues.In a shared directory with group permissions set if someone on the group with permission to this directory creates a file they are the only person that can edit / modify that file. That file need to be editable by the entire group. But the only way thus far I can achieve this is to manually chmod the files in the directory. I know there is a way to fix this, but I have not found it. Can someone please explain how to make this work for me.