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Re: How to set group of video and audio devices automatically

Derek Tattersall wrote:
> That shouldn't matter. I want to have the owner and group permissions set
> when the appropriate /dev nodes are created, on boot up or on insertion of
> the device, independently of who is logged into which terminal. I mostly
> use kde.
> This is something of a work in progress. I am setting up a 2 seat, 2
> graphics card configuration, with one graphics card dedicated to running
> mythtv, and the other a regular desktop. I want mythtv to own the tv tuner
> card, and the on board sound card. I want the user logged in at the other
> terminal to own a usb sound card, and a webcam.
> I have something that sort of works by setting the permissions in
> rc.local. The problem with that is that it isn't dynamic. If I unplug or
> plug in one of the usb devices, I have to manually set the permissions all
> over again.
> There should be a way to do this with udev, but I haven't figured out how.
> Something, maybe in /etc/security/console.perms, is overriding it. I saw
> some other posts referring to files in /etc/security/console.perms.d, but
> I can't see any appropriate entries to cover sound or video devices.
> Any ideas?
It makes a big difference, because HAL will change the permissions
in the GUI mode. It works best when running the Gnome or KDE
desktop. On the other hand, I believe they are still handled by
console.perms when using the cli.


A:  Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q:  Why is top-posting a bad thing?

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