I would like to allow normal users to run some root scripts (e.g the sound subsytem [alsa]) in cases sound is stuck. What is the best way to allow this to happen in opensuse? There are many ways to do that (and I do not know how to use any of them ) and I am not sure which one is more suse all right.
how I managed this, but somehow during a reinstall I changed the ownership of all my home stuff to root, instead of my normal username. So now nothing loads, unless I sudo it. I had to use sudo just to open firefox.
I was recently surprised by this SCIM stuff that seems to screw around with my normal text input. I try to be curious and approach my issues with an open mind, so before I try to remove SCIM, I want to know what the hell it's supposed to do.but it's not obvious to me
Because I have a flaky wireless device, I occasionally get a hung connection and this script gets things running again in just a few seconds except obviously the boldfaced item, as it still tries to run in the root directory and gives errors:
Configuration file "/root/.kde/share/config/knetworkmanagerrc" not writable. Please contact your system administrator.
So I am not sure how to get knetworkmanager to run as me, the user ubuntu in the /home/ubuntu directory
#!/bin/bash service network-manager stop sleep 1 killall -9 knetworkmanager
I am using fedora 12.I have two internal drives. Both are ntfs. Whenever i click on them it prompts to enter root password. But i want to mount them as normal user without entering any root password. How can i disable it so that i am not asked to enter root password everytime i mount the drives.
I'm trying to get my backup script to run every week, but as a normal user, and not as root as it is done when the script is placed in /etc/cron.weekly. Anacron fits my needs in the sense that it doesn't require my computer to always be on, as opposed to cron, and will just run my script when it can, but at the most each week. Cron fits my needs in the sense that I can run the script as the user I am logged in as. The particular script backs up my home directory with rdiff-backup, and it is very convenient that I am the owner of that backup, since when root performs the backup, I am unable to browse my own backup files and must use "sudo" to do this.
Is there a way to let me use the feature of anacron that allows my computer to not always be on, but still get a weekly execution, and also run the script as a normal (non-root) user?
I'm using fedora 12 and modified the user login options(normal and super user login). I've been using the accounts for a while but i've bumped into a problem - audio not working as a normal user but works when logged in as root. Also, i'm not able to use VLC as a root user.
On a Fedora Core box, I have a normal non-privileged user and I also have sole access to the root account. Because I am the only administrator of this box, I frequently su over to root for administrative tasks. The problem is that many of the user configuration I've become accustomed to are only configured on my day-to-day account (.vimrc, .bashrc, .screenrc, etc). Other than giving my day-to-day user account privileges to perform administration tasks, how would I go about sharing configuration between these two accounts?
i am looking for a detailed description of the login process for both root and normal user , also locally and remotely.i read some sentences that the files .bashrc and bash_profile are needed for this process. But that was very concise.
I'm setting up Ubuntu Karmic on my sister's old computer for my nephew, he's quite young so my sister asked to install some content filtering. I'll first setup an OpenDNS account and I've installed and managed to get dansguardian and squid working on a virtual machine to try it out. so far it's working pretty well, but I need to secure it form the inside out.
I was thinking of blocking specific outbound ports so he could not bypass the proxy. because by default the firefox configuration can be easily changed. so I have a couple of questions.
1. is it possible to block outgoing ports on Ubuntu? 2. is that the best method? 3. is there anything else I should be aware of to prevent subversion?
lastly, this question is probably unrelated to this board but I've set up a cron job to update a dynamic ip with OpenDNS, the problem is that the password is in clear text in the user's crontab, can I play with permissions? is it possible to run the job under a root account and deny read/write access to a normal user?
I've got a custom compiled kernel, just built on Lucid 10.04 from the kernel sources.System works fine, except for sound.When I log in as normal user and try to play a wav file using.The sound file is being played, but I hear no sound.However, when I do "sudo -s" and become root, execute the same mplayer command then I can hear the sound.My Sound preferences shows no input device and only "Dummy Output" as output device.On the generic kernel as came with the Lucid 10.04 CD, sound preferences shows different devices.The strange thing is: when I compiled my custom kernel, I changed nothing to the sound options in the kernel config file.
I have a Red Hat 4 server with Sungard Luminis installed on it. I was following some instructions on setting up Luminis to start at boot. One of the steps was modifying the sudoers file. Since modifying the sudores file, I am no longer able to "su" to root when logged in as a normal user. When doing so, I get su: incorrect password after putting in the password. I have another server with the exact same setup, broken one is test, the other is production, that works just fine. I made no changes to my production server. I've been looking at different things all day and the only difference I have found between the two are the results I get from running rpm -q --verify coreutils. Running that on my prodution server returns nothing. Results from my test server are below. Is this what is causing my problems? If so, what's the fix? I haven't found that yet. I've checked /etc/pam.d/su, both servers are the same.
Q: How can I allow my users to mount a cifs share without an entry in fstab in OpenSuse 11.4?
I have an answer myself. Until OpenSuse 11.2 I could mount my samba shares by making mount.cifs and umount.cifs setuid root. Today I installed OpenSuse 11.4. Unfortunately mount.cifs isn't anymore allowed to be setuid due to security concerns. Security is not an issue in my case, so I copied the mount.cifs and umount.cifs from 11.2 to make it work again:
1. Download cifs-mount-3.4.2-188.8.131.52.x86_64.rpm from this repository (I use 64 bit): "http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.2/repo/oss/suse/x86_64/" 2. Extract the files mount.cifs and umount.cifs from the rpm and copy them to /sbin 3. Make them setuid root:
Code: linux-y5qw:~ # chmod u+s /sbin/mount.cifs linux-y5qw:~ # chmod u+s /sbin/umount.cifs 4. Mount your cifs shares as a normal user:
Using opensuse 11.1 64 bit with kde 4.1.3, apps like k3b, or any multimedia apps can not see the optical drives unless I run the apps as root. I also found that to run bladeenc, I have to do it in a root terminal. Is there a way to set permissions for the normal user? Firefox or any text editor work fine as normal user.
I have just installed VirtualBox on my OpenSuSE 11.1 and created my first VM (Windows XP) - and everything works just fine, but.... I can only run it as user root (if I remember correctly I could only install VirtualBox as root)Anybody know what I need to do so that I can run VirtualBox under a normal user account.
I need to access sdc2 & sdc4 from SUSE, have shared the partitions already but i am unable to write data there. I checked permissions, it says only owner can change the permission. I need to get rw access for a normal user. Have chmod it already but it didnt work.
I am running 11.4 with KDE updated to 4.6.3 and suddenly I cant start Yast or Software Manager using kickoff. It doesn't even open the dialogue to ask for root password. I see Yast appear in the panel for 15 seconds or so then it just disappears without opening a window. If I open a terminal and su to root and run yast2 it work fine.
I have a problem with GUI under SuSE. As root I can enter but as normal user I can't. So the splash occurs I put user name and password but the system try to enter and later it comes back. I try from CLI, I make startx from command line, the same situation. Sometime the system informs me about a error (a temporary file from /tmp(.X0~ )I must remove, I did but next time it tells me that it can't load one module (it gives me a number).
On Opensuse 11.3,a normal user could not access and modify files in other partitions as the default setting .Is there any way to give a permission to a normal user to do these things instead of do these as a root user?
I cannot log into the normal user account after shutting down the OPENSUSE 11.1 system by cutting off electricity. The system always returns to the login page which requires to choose account id and enter passwd even when I type in correct normal user id and passwd. The root account can be used.
I found that if any usual user is logged into a NDS-tree, then _local_ root has full access to user's network shares, including the user's home directory located on remote Netware-server. Is it by design or have I missed something? Nevertheless in windows local admin has no access to network resources mounted of any other user. If you runas shell (as admin) then admin in principle can't "see" network shares which were mounted (connected) by other users - they are accessible ("visible") per session.
I can't log into my normal user account anymore, though I can log in with root without any problem. When I enter my normal user name and password, the screen blinks, a black page appears and after a couple of seconds I get the login screen again. I deleted /tmp files but no changes. I tried to login using command mode. So I hit Ctrl-Alt-F1 and log into root in command mode, then ran init3, then switched user to my normal user and ran startx. It worked and I logged into my normal account, but I can not do this process every time. So, what is the problem? How can I solve this problem? I used to work with my normal user flawlessly. I installed a bunch of software and also copied some folders to my home directory, but I don't know whether these activities caused the problem or not. I'm using KDE4 under openSUSE 11.2.