Fedora :: Get Palimpsest To Get Authorization To Mount Partitions When Started As A Regular User?

Aug 30, 2011

How can I get palimpsest to get authorization to mount partitions when started as a regular user? It works when started from a root session.

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General :: Grant Regular User To Locally Mount Partitions And Shutdown The Machine Without A Password?

May 28, 2011

What I'm trying to do is to grant my regular user to locally mount partitions and shutdown the machine without a password. Here is what I've done to /etc/sudoers:


Host_Alias LOCAL = localhost
Cmnd_Alias SHUTDOWN = /sbin/shutdown
Cmnd_Alias MOUNT = /bin/mount, /bin/umount
<my_username> LOCAL=(root) NOPASSWD: SHUTDOWN, MOUNT
%wheel ALL=(ALL) ALL

My user is a member of wheel group and I want to type the password for each sudo command except for shutdown and mount. However I am asked for a password whenever I execute "sudo mount [...]" or "sudo shutdown [...]".

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Ubuntu :: Unable To Mount Cdrom As Regular User

May 17, 2010

I have a problem to mount my cdrom as a regular user. After inserting a cd, I receive this error message:"Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with:mount: must be superuser to use mount" After mounting the cdrom as superuser with "sudo mount /media/cdrom".I can access the cd also as regular user. This behavior is inconvenient and I would like to be able to mount the cdrom as user.Honestly, I do not have the experience to tell if this should be fine or not. Do you have any advice for me to fix this problem? I am running Ubuntu 9.10 with a 2.6.32-02063209-generic kernel.

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Fedora Installation :: LVM Vs Regular Partitions

Jun 24, 2009

I am happily running Fedora 8 on my Inspiron 6400 Laptop. I am looking to upgrade to Fedora 11 soon, and had a partitioning question.

Currently my disk looks like this:

My question has to do with using LVM's in Fedora... What are the benefits of LVM vs just regular partitions (even though in F11 they are ext4 ) ? Does it make mounting the drives from a live CD or backing up partitions more difficult? I use PartImage to backup the entire partition... with this work with LVM?

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Hardware :: Can't Mount Partitions As A Normal User

Jan 31, 2010

I really can't mount my partitions as an normal user. I added umask and users option.

When I mount a partition i get no errors, but the directory is empty. I umounted first.

Here is my fstab:
Code: #
# /etc/fstab
# Created by anaconda on Sat Jan 30 18:30:30 2010


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Debian Multimedia :: How Does Gnome Mount Partitions As Normal User

Sep 2, 2010

When I mount a USB partition from the console, I need to execute mount as root unless I add a line in /etc/fstab. However, Nautilus mounts my USB stick automatically without asking for root permissions and without any entry in/etc/fstab. How does it do this?

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Fedora :: Regular Users Not Able To Mount / Unmount Floppy

Jun 17, 2009

I had this all hashed out in previous versions of Fedora, but since I have moved the Mrs over to F10 this problem has come to the surface yet again.The Mrs is a strait user. She does not do command line and there is not a chance in a hot place that I could convince her to do it. Now we have her on the F10 system and we, once again, can't get her to have the right Kung Fu to be able to moun/unmount the floppy drive using the computer icon on the Gnome desktop.

What has changed and how do I get this function back for her? She uses this for business files, so this is somewhat on the urgent side.

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Fedora :: Hotkey : Run Shell Script As Regular User?

Aug 15, 2009

I want to run /etc/acpi/actions/blank.sh as a regular user, but it will only run as root. I am trying to setup a keyboard shortcut to run the above script without success. I can run the file blank.sh as root, but not as regular user. Basically I went to: System > Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts, and added a shortcut to blank the screen. I used the name: Blank Screen, the command: /etc/acpi/actions/blank.sh, and the shortcut: XF86Launch1. XF86Launch1 corresponds to the extra "Access IBM" key found on my keyboard. xev confirms that pressing the "Access IBM" key gives the keycode XF86Launch1. I can launch other programs such as firefox using this method. Here is the actual file blank.sh:


STATUS=`$RADEONTOOL light|awk '/The radeon backlight looks / {print $5}'`;


The better method would be to get /etc/acpi/events/blank to accept a hotkey sequence, but this seems broken in Fedora 11. The file blank:


event=ibm/hotkey HKEY 00000080 00001001
acpi_listen for keys Fn+F1 reports: ibm/hotkey HKEY 00000080 00001001, but the above file is not being executed.

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Ubuntu :: Restoring Partition Mount Authorization?

Jul 27, 2010

Normally when you have a partition that isn't mounted, when you try to mount it, it asks you for the root password.

I have two partitions. One that I wanted mounted at boot, one that I wanted you to have to know the root password to mount. In the process of trying to setup that one partition to automount at boot, I accidentally changed something (through Pysdm) that made it so the other partition no longer displays that root password verification screen. Now all it does is give me an error saying I have to be root. How can I restore that screen?

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Fedora Servers :: Vsftpd: Allow Remote User To See Configuration .files (i.e. Started From Dot)?

Feb 4, 2010

I'd like to configure vsftpd server in a way to allow remote user (local) too see and edit configuration files in their ftp directory starting from dot (like .htaccess, for example). With default configuration + "local_allowed = yes" it does not appear to be possible:user can successfully upload .file but could neither see if it is in directory nor download it.

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Ubuntu :: Fetchmail Setup - Authorization Failure On User Domain

Oct 24, 2010

I have setup the fetchmail as below:
poll domain.com
proto pop3
via domain.com
user "user@domain.com"
pass "123456789"
is user@domain.com
no fetchall

When I try to login it gives the following message:
fetchmail: 6.3.8 querying domain.com (protocol POP3) at Sun 24 Oct 2010 10:51:52 AM EEST: poll started
Trying to connect to domain.com/110...connected .....
fetchmail: domain.com: upgrade to TLS succeeded.
fetchmail: POP3> USER user@domain.com
fetchmail: POP3< +OK
fetchmail: POP3> PASS *
fetchmail: POP3< -ERR Authentication failed.
fetchmail: Authentication failed.
fetchmail: Authorization failure on user@domain.com@domain.com
fetchmail: POP3> QUIT
fetchmail: POP3< +OK Logging out

Although I'm able to login to the webmail of my domain.com cpanel with the same username and password, please note also that it some time working smoothly and most time it gives login authentication failure:

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General :: Difference Between Regular User And System User (and Groups)

Sep 28, 2010

What is the difference between creating a "regular" user and creating a "system" user on Linux?

For example:


adduser john


adduser --system john

Similarly it seems there are normal groups and system groups. Doing an internet search and reading man pages does not give much information on the whole concept of system and regular user/group.

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Fedora :: Partitions Do Not Always Mount

Dec 4, 2009

I am running Fedora 12 i686. I have three hard drives in my computer with multiple partitions. Three of these partitions are mounted in /mnt by fstab. sdc10, sdb11, sdc1. all are EXT3. About four of every five startups they are mounted. One drive is ATA the other two are SATA and when they are not mounted the drive order is changed the ATA drive which should be sdc is reported by gparted as sda and the SATA drives sda and sdb.

Here is my fstab:

# /etc/fstab
# Created by anaconda on Sat Nov 21 10:57:50 2009
# Accessible filesystems, by reference, are maintained under '/dev/disk'


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Fedora :: How To Remove Palimpsest

Sep 15, 2009

How do I remove Palimpsest? I have it in the top panel about some bad speedup test. Now I would like to remove it from the panel.

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Fedora :: How To Uninstall Palimpsest

Jun 2, 2010

How do I do this? Is it part of the kernel? Both yum and rpm dont seem to find it...

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Fedora :: Mount And Unmount Data Partitions

Jul 29, 2011

I'm in the process of building a new Fedora machine. I use the machine for a VMWare server, the file server for the house as well as a Linux desktop for work.My current machine has a single 1.5GB hard drive. The new machine will have a mirrored RAID drive(2TB). I'm also contemplating using a smaller 250GB drive for the OS installation. I would then divide up the 2TB drive into /home and /var/lib/vmware partitions where the bulk of the data would reside.The goal is to be able to unmount the /home and /var/lib/vmware partitions when I need to upgrade the OS version with the data intact and remount them once the new install is complete.

The goal is to keep the family network file shares and my Virtual machines intact while reinstalling the new Fedora OS from scratch. In theory it should work. I just want to mak an (in)sanity check to ensure it will work in practice.

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Fedora :: Creating ReiserFS With Palimpsest?

Nov 7, 2010

i want to create a new volume(reiserFS) on my free space but i can and palimpsest gives this error: Error creating file system: Cannot run mkfs: cannot spawn 'mkfs.reiserfs -q -l "websites" /dev/sda3': Failed to execute child process "mkfs.reiserfs" (No such file or directory)

does i must install any package?

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Fedora :: Mounting Other Partitions As User?

Jul 4, 2010

When i use the "Places" menu to try to access the other partitions on the same hard-drive i get a pop-up box asking me for the Root user password. Is there any way to mount it without? The normal user is now in the sudoers group but really i don't think i should be asked for authentication at all?

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Fedora :: 13 - Auto-mount On Boot The Winblows Partitions ?

Aug 29, 2010

I have 2 HDDs with Winblows and 1 HDD with Fedora 13. How to make Fedora 13 auto-mount on boot the Winblows partitions.

Here are the infos of the partitions:


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Fedora Hardware :: Auto-mount Other Ext4 Partitions?

Mar 18, 2011

How do I auto-mount other ext4 partitions? just selected not all

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Fedora :: Warning: Palimpsest False Positives In 13?

Aug 30, 2010

I have a new (few months) HP Compaq laptop where I run Fedora 13. A couple weeks ago, it started complaining about too many bad sectors in the HD. What I have done is to remove palimpsest from load-on-start list, so I don't get the annoying message. I know the palimpsest Disk Utility has given problems like this (false positives) in Ubuntu, and F11. So my concerns are:

Is it normal in F13 to get those palimpsest warnings? Or should I consider the idea that my new HD is really failing? If this is a bug in palimpsest, is it going to be fixed soon?

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Fedora Security :: User "jetty" Is World-readable - Screen Started To Flicker Some Time ?

Oct 3, 2010

This morning I ran sectool (in terminal for the first time. Before that I used sectool-gui) and I got this (written to file)...

See attachment please..

I think... the user "Jetty" may be a part of (or has something to do with SQL?).. This machine I have is not a server (in fact I know pretty much nothing about web servers).. this machine is used purely for local app development (python PyQt4/ and C++/wx - making games, general utilities, specialized calculators...etc)

So... Can anyone please tell me who the user "Jetty" is ? (The others are safe, I compiled python/SIP/PyQt4/wx/aliens from source... so that;s probably why it doesn't belong to packages.

Plus, My screen started to flicker some time (could it be possible someone is messing w/ my xorg configs?)

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General :: Setup Fstab To Automatically Mount NTFS Partitions - GUI To Set The Mount Permissions?

Feb 10, 2010

I am trying to setup fstab to automatically mount my NTFS partitions. I have used various Mount managers to create the entries in fstab. The fstab seems fine, but when mounting at boot or even via Nautilus I get the error message that I do not have permission to mount the disk.

1) Can this permission be set in the fstab file? If so what is the syntax of the fstab entry?

2) If not, is there a tool i.e. GUI to set the mount permissions?

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Software :: Error - 'some Of Your Partitions Are Unable To Mount Press 's' To Skip Or 'm' To Manually Mount

Jun 26, 2011

actually some my windows ntfs partiitions are unable to mount at start up. the error msg is -'some of your partitions are unable to mount press 's' to skip or 'm' to manually mount.

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Ubuntu :: Cannot Mount Partitions Anymore - Error Mounting: Mount Exited With Exit Code 1: Helper Failed

Aug 24, 2010

First of all: it's been more than 12 years ago since I worked with Linux, and a lot has changed in the meantime. But I considered it a challenge to install Ubuntu 9.10 and lateron upgraded to 10.04 LTS without any troubles, until now:

Except my main partition ("/") all other partitions fail to mount. All NTFS partitions from my other OS and also 2 other linux ext4 partitions I've made are not accessible anymore. and, what bothers me the most: I deleted those 2 new linux partitions in the meantime because I couldn't access them initially because Root was the owner (Duh! root is standard disabled in Ubuntu, right?). After an attempt to try to automount all partitions following the help guides I got now big grey errors on my splashscreen while booting, telling that an error occured with e.g. /media/Backup because it is missing or it cannot be mounted, with 3 options below: waiting, skipping or using a command prompt to solve this. I always choose Skip for safety.

Now if I want to see the content of all my other partitions I got a popup telling me unable to mount e.g. /media/Downloads and the message included:


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Ubuntu :: EncFS Mount - Regular Directory Disappears

Jun 15, 2011

Whenever I mount a encfs directory to a regular directory, the regular directory disappears. this is the command I use
encfs ~/encrypted ~/plain
When I try to access the folder from my windows computer, I can not see it. What to do?

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Software :: Vi/vim Works For Root But Not For Regular User?

Oct 14, 2010

If I log in as root I can vi/vim a file with no problems. When I log in as a regular user I get the following error when I try to vi/vim.


Why does vi/vim work as root and not a regular user? Also what rpm's can I install to get it working?

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Slackware :: Can't Start Tint2 As Regular User?

Aug 12, 2010

If I start tint2 as root it works, if I try as spoovy, it segfaults.

bash-4.1$ tint2
real transparency off.... depth: 24
xRandr: Found crtc's: 2
xRandr: Linking output LVDS with crtc 1


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Slackware :: Cli Php Missing Modules As Regular User But Not As Root?

Sep 9, 2010

My cli php is missing modules as regular user but not as root. In particular, mysql is missing... which is how I came across this issue. I'm running Slack 12.2 w/ php 5.2.14, standard Slack packages. As a normal unprivileged user:

-> whoami ; php -v ; php -m |wc -l ; php -m |grep mysql
PHP 5.2.14 (cli) (built: Aug 25 2010 15:17:31)
Copyright (c) 1997-2010 The PHP Group


I've tried reinstalling php and it made no difference. php.ini is not to blame. I've Google'd this to death, no luck.

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General :: Kill Process Started With Different User Without Being Root / Sudoer?

May 3, 2010

I need to kill a process which has been started by user2 if I am user1 without being sudoers or using root.Do you know if there is a way of setting that when launching the process? Such as a list of users allowed to kill the process?

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