Fedora :: 10 Lsdvd Requires Root Access?

Jan 19, 2009

I am running Fedora 10 new install. lsdvd gives an error when trying to access the dvd. If I issue chmod 766 /dev/dvd then it works fine. Is there a way to set this a boot so access to the dvd does not require root password?

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Red Hat / Fedora :: Error - [root@localhost ~]# Yum Install Ffmpeg Libdvdcss Libdvdread Libdvdnav Libdvdplay Lsdvd Mplayer

Apr 16, 2011

I was trying to play some mp3s and mp4s in my totem but keep on getting this error report of which I have attached some screenshots. I also tried to download some things that I usually put on my system such as: vlc, ffmpeg, dvdbackup, dvdrip, audacity, thoggen, handbrake, audacious & sound converter but I fail in the process.

Here are my outputs:
Code: [root@localhost ~]# yum install ffmpeg libdvdcss libdvdread libdvdnav libdvdplay lsdvd mplayer gxine
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
google-chrome | 951 B 00:00
google-chrome/primary | 1.4 kB 00:00
google-chrome 3/3
Setting up Install Process
No package ffmpeg available.


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Mar 28, 2010

I have a local computer (local), and remote computer (remote) behind of remote server (server). Also, I have user access to all of these 3 machines. Now, I want mount some directory, located at remote, to my local mount-point via sshfs. How should I setup my local sshfs and what should be done on server to make this mounting?

I'm stuck with ssh tunneling because the default method for tunneling requires root access while WinSCP somehow could do this with only user access (the tunnel server could be configured there in 'tunnel' panel).

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Fedora :: Requires Root Password When Accessing Second Windows Hard Disk?

Aug 28, 2010

I have a second hard disk which has windows and C and D drives partitions. When I boot fedora 13, fedora automatically mounts them as 53 Gb Filessytem and 200 GB Filessytem. But when i try to browse to these filesystem, fedora ask me root password. How I can configure fedora so that it does not ask me root password and this change should be permanent ( surving computer shutdown and restart) ? I want these windows partitions to be reachable by me as the non-root user.Also given /dev/sdb (the windows disk) what is the command line to find out the filesytem path to which various paritions on /dev/sdb are mapped to?

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Fedora Installation :: Kickstart DVD Always Requires Internet Access

Sep 7, 2009

I'm trying to set a kickstart DVD for automatically installing Fedora 10 without touching the existing data partitions on our systems. I've got a kickstart file that works great from a kickstart server however I'm having issues with creating an unattended kickstart DVD. I've attached a copy of the kickstart file from the DVD. For some reason even though all the packages we are installing are on the DVD, anaconda always attempts to connected to the internet to get repository information after completing the partitioning. I have changed the install type to 'cdrom' before anyone asks! I have removed my %pre and %post sections as these just copy in some config files and do not touch anything other than local paths.

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Ubuntu :: Crontab Command Requires The Root?

Feb 3, 2011

I tried scheduling a task using crontab -e and added the line:


58 23 3 2 4 /usr/bin/freshclam --verbose --log=/home/EXISTING DIR where I have permissions

The timing was simply a test run. My syslog gives the following error:


(CRON) error (grandchild #4309 failed with exit status 62).

I also tried to add to root crontab as below, but got the same error.


sudo crontab -u root -e a

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OpenSUSE :: Upgrade To 11.3 - Now Requires Root Password To Shut Down?

Aug 18, 2010

I've been running 11.3 on a net book for several weeks and have not had this happen on that computer. On a different computer, which was upgraded from 11.2 to 11.3, now requires a root password to shut down the computer.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Shutting Down Requires Root Password?

Apr 29, 2010

'm running openSUSE 11.2 with KDE 4.4.2.

Since i installed KDE 4.* Whenever I go to shutdown, I get the shutdown dialogue, I hit shutdown, it logs me off, shows some text on shutdown screen, and then opens up the GUI again, bringing up a small window, where It asks for the root password, in order to shutdown. If i don't give it the root password, it goes to the login screen.

I cannot, any way, command line, GUI, or anything, shutdown without providing a root password.

If I use the command shutdown now, as root, it logs me off and goes through an endless cycle of logging off, and then asking for root to shut down, and not shutting down (All on the CLI), and everytime i give it the password, it cancels shutdown and goes back to the prompt. I eventually have to pull the battery to kill it in that case..

I have tried chmoding the shutdown scripts to make it work, it doesn't.

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Ubuntu :: Restart - Shutdown Requires Root Password ?

Jan 11, 2010

I have been having a small problem since I upgraded from Jaunty to Karmic, whenever I shutdown or restart, root password is required due to multiple users being logged-in.

I have run ck-list-sessions, however I can not trace where (or what) session 5 is.


Since I have MythTV installed and there was a similar bug, I tried the following solution without any success: [url].

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Ubuntu Installation :: Ureadahead Requires /var On Root Filesystem

May 11, 2010

On Launchpad there is the following thread on ureadahead:


Is it sensible to remove "ureadahead" until this is fixed or is there no harm done? As a normal user ... (yes still I have /var in a separate partition, because I want to be on the safe side with my databases located in /var when reinstalling or upgrading the system ... - by the way: does this make sense or is it better to just have /home separate and use a backup of /var folders?) ... as a normal user I feel a bit lost with bugs like this. It would be nice to get some information somewhere. Something like:

"Don't worry, just wait for an update with a bugfix!"
"To avoid further problems just remove 'ureadahead' until it's fixed!"

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Ubuntu :: Run Script At Login That Requires Root Privileges?

Aug 3, 2010

I have the script below that I want to run when my sister logs into her account. But the problem is that `ifconfig up` or `ifconfig down` requires root privileges. How do I initiate the program when she logs in and have root the the runner of the program.


while true
elevenpm=`date +%s --date "2300"`


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Software :: LightScribe - Printing Requires Root Privileges?

Sep 4, 2009

I have an HP Pavilion notebook running Ubuntu 9.04 and it has a lightscribe enabled DVD burner. Whenever I try to print a label using the LaCie Lightscribe Simple Labeler the program starts, I create the label but when I tell it to print I get an error message saying " Printing requires root privileges". I have tried starting the program with the icon, from a terminal using both "sudo" and "gksudo" and from a root terminal.

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Ubuntu :: Added A Program That Requires Login To Have Root Privileges?

Jul 6, 2010

I'm using ubuntu 9.04 at the moment and have added a program that requires my login to have root privileges, how do i set these up

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Ubuntu :: Nautilus Requires Root Permission Even Without Gksudo,sudo,etc

Aug 15, 2010

Every time I try to open Nautilus it requires root permission even if I don't use commands like gksudo.

I launch it from docky's bookmarks applet, requires root.

Use a command like "nautilus /home/harvey" it still requires root.

Adding the file browser launcher to docky doesn't even LAUNCH nautilus.

But launching file browser from gnome-panel works O_O.

But I never use gnome-panel, so I'd like to be able to launch it from docky and commands and stuff without root permission.

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Ubuntu :: Update Manager Requires Non-Existent Root Password?

Aug 8, 2010

One of my machines running 10.04 recently began requiring the root password in order to carry out privileged operations in update-manager. I found this bug in launchpad. It's similar, but related to 10.10. If I create a root password, then I can use it to carry out privileged operations in update-manager, but I prefer not to add a root password just for this purpose.

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General :: User Requires SSH Access To Connect To FTP ?

Oct 4, 2009

I have a CentOS dedicated server running ProFTP. I have created user accounts which are meant for FTP access only but the users cannot connect to the FTP unless their shell access is /bin/bash

Here is an example line that is outputted when I use this command:

This user can access the FTP fine, but he can also access SSH which I don't want to allow him to do. If I set his shell access to /bin/false then he can't connect to the FTP.

What can I use in instead of /bin/bash to allow FTP but don't allow SSH?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Multiple Admin Passwords - Opration Requires Root - Administrative - Privileges

Jan 10, 2011

I downloaded a driver for my printer today and I opened it in the terminal. Then a window popped up saying "This opporation requires root (administrative) privileges. Please enter the administrative password below:" I typed in the same password that I use when authorizing the installation of programs from the Ubuntu Software Center and I tried it multiple times. Each time, it rejects the password. I even tried downloading something else from the software center, just to make sure the password was correct, but the system had no problem with the password when downloading from the software center. So, is my software center password different from my administrator password?

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Ubuntu :: Tried CoLinux, Which Requires Admin Access, And Portable Remix, Which Gives Some Unnecessary GUI And Slows The Computer Down?

Feb 14, 2010

This isn't an Ubuntu question as much as it is a general Linux question, but is there a text based Linux emulator (preferably BASH) similar to DOSBox?See, I need GAS, Gnu Linker, gdb... pretty much everything in binutils, as well as a platform to test my programs at school, which runs Windows. I've tried VirtualBox, VMware and QEmu; QEmu is a b**** to access any files outside of the VM, VMware is hard to get portable, and all 3 require administrator access. I've also tried CoLinux, which requires admin access, and PortableUbuntuRemix, which gives me some unnecessary GUI and slows the computer down

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Fedora :: Obtain Root Access At Log-in?

Feb 1, 2011

In other UNIX-like OS I can go to an rc file (like kdmrc) and find the line "Allow root access at login=no" and change it to yes. How would I do this in Fedora-12, or what do I need to do to obtain permanent root accessed including with-in the GUI and not just at the command-line. I use only GNOME for Fedora-12

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Red Hat / Fedora :: Installing Without Root Access?

Jun 13, 2010

need it for a project. basically, im working off a cluster that runs on linux, i dont really know what distribution it is, but i dont think it will matter too much. Im trying to install something. I dled the source code did "./configure"d then i went into src directory and did "make install". the error message is that, i cannot create the directory /usr/local/lib/vmd. so...i believe this is because i am my own user and not the root...is there anyway to get around this? i need to install this and avoid asking the root user to do it for me

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Red Hat / Fedora :: Restrict NFS Access To Root?

Aug 12, 2010

If there is a general NFS share in the LAN and for example this share has three files - a, b, c is there any way to restrict file access to the root user of e particular host(falcon) in the same LAN environment while the normal users from the same host(falcon) should be able to access the NFS share & files a, b,

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General :: Get Root Access On Fedora 14?

Nov 9, 2010

Recently I have installed FEDORA 14 genome on my toshiba sat. L510 laptop.I am using windows 7 ultimate on the other end.My laptop in working fine with both OS.When I tried to install my mobile BB i.e. ZTE USB modem
We need 3 packages1. usb_modswitch2. usb_modswitch.data3. wvdialAfter that I tried to edit the /etc/wvdial.conf to put the[Dialer cdma] details........it asks for root access.I have tried to gain it from terminalused command

[localhost@arul]$su -l
login: root
password: arul315


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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Trying To Convert DVD To Mpeg - Lsdvd Fails?

Jan 8, 2010

downloaded dvdrip from synaptic, got all dependencies, got the css library... When I click the button to collect the table of contents (DVD's info from the DVD, it seems), it just flat out fails. I get a warning dialog with this message: "Job 'Read TOC (lsdvd)' failed with error message: Error reading table of contents. Please check your DVD device settings in the Preferences and don't forget to put a DVD in the drive. The log looks like this:


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Nov 26, 2009

I just upgraded to Fedora 12 on my computer. Now I can't connect to the net. Under network I show the two connections (neither working). The "connect" and "disconnect" AND the "delete" buttons are all grayed out (?). I also can't log in as root to try to gain more access. Probably just a new way of doing things. I was upgrading from F7 so it was a bit of a jump.

Does the network utility work differently from 7? Am I now rootless? It would seem that my wifi card sees the net as I can see the routers out there, but can't connect. I'm sure I'm using the correct WEP.

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Oct 6, 2009

I'm currently running a dual boot (VistaFedora 11) system. I've noticed that the first time I access files on the Windows partition (via Nautilus GUI) I'm prompted for root access. However, on subsequent attempts to access the Windows partition I am NOT prompted for root access (even after I close/re-open Nautilus). My concern is that I'm leaving my root access "open".

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Nov 24, 2010

I just want to know how can I access root graphically if I want to paste a folder or write something then I have to do it by terminal I want to do it as graphically. If I am not wrong some thing like this system I found on fedora 8 but I want to do it in fedora 14. even f14 gedit not working.

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Red Hat / Fedora :: Cannot Access Symlinks In Apache Root Directory

Nov 17, 2008

I have configured apache on my Centos 5.2 and it is working well. I want to have a sym link of my docs directory in /root/ in the apache root directory. I used ln -s command to create this sym link. But when I tried to access this I get the following error:

You don't have permission to access /docs on this server. Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

How can I access this directory in apache. i use apache 2.0.63.

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Fedora :: Unable To Login With Root Access In 14 Genome

Nov 9, 2010

Recently I have installed FEDORA 14 genome on my toshiba sat. L510 laptop. I am using windows 7 ultimate on the other end. My laptop in working fine with both OS. When I tried to install my mobile BB i.e. ZTE USB modem We need 3 packages

1. usb_modswitch
2. usb_modswitch.data
3. wvdial

After that I tried to edit the /etc/wvdial.conf to put the [Dialer cdma] details.it asks for root access. I have tried to gain it from terminal used command

[localhost@arul]$su -l
login: root
password: arul315

which i have used throughout the installation. stiil it says login invalid I need to get it work because i cannot edit any file from gedit and i cannot get on the net so for every tutorial which i want to see i need to reboot the system login to win 7 then save page as HTML return to Fedora and try to get it done Still it fails as i dont hav root access....

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Fedora :: Loaded 13 Recently And Soon Couldn't Access 'Root"?

Jul 28, 2010

Old windows user finally real tired of them.. Kudos to Fedora 13 as the only popular Linux OS available for us frugal folk that embraced proprietary hardware on my old pukey hp pavilion laptop dv4000 wi fi card.Sad to report massive issues after allowing some 330+ updates to possibly infect this great OS. I'm currently running this 'Live" so I'm staying brief. My strategy will be to not allow any updating until I'm sure they are trusted and or needed, as this is the chosen OS, and I pledge to be moe involved as I try to figure out where or why this initial install went way south

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General :: How To Give User Same Access Level As Root - Fedora 14 - KDE

Apr 9, 2011

First, I am new to linux I just finished installing Fedora 14 on a different PC which I will be using solely to explore Linux. However the first annoying problem I encountered was that I can't do a lot of things without Linux asking me for the root password. This has become really annoying, I want to stop fedora from asking for root authentication every time I want to explore something here and there.

Among the work-arounds that I've tried and didn't quite work for me are:
1. login as root on the kdm - I can login as root but because I am also encouraging my sister to explore fedora 14 she needs the same access as root too. We have our own preferences so we both need individual accounts that have same access level as root.

2. change userid to 0 (same as root) and modify groups to be exactly the same as root's groups - very bad solution, what it did was make my user a sort of "alias" for the root. It basically uses the same /root/ folder, same settings and all that stuff. Again, my sister and I need separate accounts for a more personal feel.

3. use terminal and go sudo, sudoers, etc - very bad idea, I want to explore using the kde gui. And again I want to eliminate the inconvenience of having to type things over and over again. I'd rather type the password over and over again than having to use terminal and sudo everything.

4. beesu, gksu - anyone knows how to make linux automatically wrap everything with beesu/gksu?

since we are just exploring, we are willing to trade the systems, integrity and security for the convenience of having freedom to explore everything in it. I don't care, it could blow up the pc for all I care (it's old and for experiment anyway).

This exploring linux of ours is a make or break for us to using linux. If there is no solution to this problem, we'll probably scrap the whole "migrate to linux" idea.

I thinking of making Linux recognize our user id the same way it recognizes uid 0 but I have no idea how to do this.

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