Running the CD-RW as non-root

Running the CD-RW as non-root

Post by Jason Bon » Thu, 02 Sep 1999 04:00:00

I'm running several cd-rw programs and all seem not
to want to work when running as non-root.  The cdrom
and cd-rw drives are set up as:

lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     root            3 Aug 31 21:29 cdrom -> sr8

brwsrwsrwx   1 root     root      11,   8 Aug 29 18:58 sr8

for the cdrom and

brwxrwxrwx   1 root     root      11,   0 Aug 29 18:58 sr0

for the cd-rw

when I run cdrtoaster and try to blank a cd-rw media it says:

cdrecord: Operation not permitted. Cannot do mlockall(2).

When I try and run ripperX as non-root it says:

Error Code 14:
Cdparanoia complains /dev/cdrom exists but isn't accessible.

and I've made sure there is a cd in the cdrom drive.

When I try and run kisocd and click on options, it lists the incorrect
cd-rw drive and says below it:
I have to be root to scan the scsi-devices!

All of these programs run fine as root, so it must be some
permission problem.Any help would be greatly appreciated.



1. run a non-root user's program from a non-root user

Hi Folks,

Here is the problem.

I have user A and user B (non-root users)

I need for user A to initiate a job as user B. How can this be done?

As you know, I can do this as root. I can start a process from root as
another user in the system (cron jobs come to my mind!) Is there a way
to do this for non-root users? I believe I need to be able to do
something like  as user A
"su - B" without being prompted for password.

Appreciate suggestions in advance.


BTW: I am using AIX 4.3.10

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