[Novalug] Ubuntu system continues to mount cddrives as root
vrman49 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 23 22:34:45 EDT 2007
On 9/23/07, Bonnie Dalzell <bdalzell at qis.net> wrote:
> Thanks for this suggestion.
> RM >1. System/Administration/Users and Groups/User Privileges tab
> This one has these checked (enabled) under storage
> User privileges is available once one highlights a user and clicks on
> The privileges that are checked when I opened this tool are:
> Access external storage devices automatically
> Administer the system
> Connect to unternet using a modem
> Monitor system logs
> Use Audio devices
> Use CD-Rom drives
> Use floppy drives
> use modems
> use scanners
> So it appears to me all the things are checked to allow me to access the
> cdrom drive.
> RM >2. System/Preferences/Removable Drives and Media
> Mount removable drives when hot plugged.
> Mount removable media when inserted
> Browse removable media when inserted (aha now I know how to get rid of
> this 'feature')
Yes, the GUIs are full of these little "features" - and can drive you crazy.
> However I just ejected one of the CD's and then closed the drawer again
> and the cd mounted and its browser displayed but the contents are still
> belonging to root and I cannot open them from the file browser.
I believe you must logoff and then logon for it to take effect. NOT reboot.
> I do not usually use these and this mounting problem has been present
> for the last 2 days since I did the feisty install. previously
> with my other dapper/edgy install my cd drives, amiga file system and fat
> partitions were mounted more or less correctly. i forgot to save the old
> fstab somewhere safe when I reformatted the / partition when installing
I agree, your GUI settings appear to be good. Sorry I couldn't help - had
hoped the GUI was causing the problem or would at least reveal something.
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