Posted Sep 17, 2004 9:10 UTC (Fri) by garloff
Parent article: cdrecord trouble
It is not true that SUSE does disallow non-root users to burn CDs/DVDs.
It is true, however, that SUSE does not install cdrecord setuid root.
For this to work, the user needs write permission to the CD recorder
(This will not allow cdrecord to pin memory or use realtime scheduling,
but most recorders have buffer-underrun protection mechanisms (burnfree
and friends) these days, so this is a minor issue.
And SUSE enabled burnfree by default.)
There's two ways to make this work:
* The classical Un*x approach: Add users that should be allowed to burn
CDs to a group and change the device permissions accordingly.
* The modern way: Upon (graphical) login, provide the local user with
a set of permissions defined by the sysadmin. resmgr does handle this
on SUSE Linux systems.
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