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Re: How to play DVDs as non-root?

Sharif Oerton( said 2008.12.06 19:38:37 
> Greetings,
> I wonder how I might play DVDs as a non-root user? I have messed
> around a bit trying to do it, but my UNIX-fu is insufficient.
> chmod-ing /dev/cd0a doesn't help, and nor does chown-ing it. On
> GNU/Linux I would simply add myself to the "optical" group, but it is
> not extant on my system.

Make /dev/{r,}cd0* 666, or 664 and add yourself to the "operator" group.
Be aware that raw access is done though d, not a, i.e. cd0d, not cd0a.

> Thanks a lot,
> Sharif

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