: >Having just installed LinuxPPC 4, I thought I would try out the KDE CD
: >player for fun. I got an error message when opening it (something about
: >not having priveleges for /dev/cdrom), but the main problem is I can't
: >make it go away, and in fact I have two "permanent" instances of the CD
: >player. I've tried option-3->close, but no luck. Now when I start Linux, I
: >get two copies of the error messages.
: >Can anyone help this newbie figure out how to get rid of the CD players
: >for good?
: >Daniel E. Sabath, M.D., Ph.D.
: Several people have answered as to how to turn off the cd player.What about the
: error message which I also get? Also how do we get the CD player to work? thanks
Well, I don't know how to go about to remove the CD player,
the error message sounds familiar. I do not know how newbie-ish you
are so cry if it's now working.
Clearly, you have a permission problem. You are not allowed to access
/dev/cdrom, so you must grant yourself to it.
Open a terminal, e.g. kvt (which is k->utilities->terminal)
Now type at the prompt:
ls -al /dev/cdrom
this is just to be certain the file exists in the first place.
if it says 'no such file or directory, you need to make a symbolic
link to errr... scd0 maybe. see 'man ln' but this is not probable.
Now type _as root_ (so, do 'su' or logout-login or whatever)
in the terminal,
chmod 666 /dev/cdrom
which means: grant everybody read/write access to the cdrom.
the fiendish number 666 is by accident quite at its place here...
In a multi-user system, it's customary to keep the cdrom away
from normal users. That's why it's locked by default.