Re: [GnomeMeeting-list] Runs as root but not as user
- From: Chris Rankin <rankincj yahoo com>
- To: gnomemeeting-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [GnomeMeeting-list] Runs as root but not as user
- Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2003 13:38:58 +0100 (BST)
--- Anne Wilson <cannewilson tiscali co uk> wrote:
> > Doesn't Mandrake use devfs?
> > In which case the devfsd
> > program might be resetting the permissions behind
> > your back...
> Possibly - msec is notorious for protecting us from
> ourselves <g>
Actually, it's more of a "persistent storage" feature
for devfs's dynamic contents than a "protection"
mechanism. It's so that device nodes can disappear
from /dev and be recreated with the same ownership and
permissions as they had when they disappeared.
Run this command as root:
# ps -ef | grep devfsd
This will tell you whether you are running devfsd or
not. You might not be...
Check whether you have the following files:
If you *are* running devfsd then one of these file
(the first one?) should tell you where this program is
saving all the file permissions from /dev to.
> > Check /proc/mounts to see if you have the device
> > filesystem mounted on /dev.
> /proc/mounts appears to be empty.
Well *that's* bizarre! I can't think why that would
still works, does it?
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