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Date:      Wed, 13 Feb 2002 00:15:54 -0500
From:      Brian T.Schellenberger <bts@babbleon.org>
To:        "theVanguardian" <theVanguardian@yahoo.com>, <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: 2 Questions
Message-ID:  <20020213051555.86A7E407B@i8k.babbleon.org>
In-Reply-To: <000001c1b44a$78ec0d80$7d2b2c42@anant>
References:  <000001c1b44a$78ec0d80$7d2b2c42@anant>

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On Tuesday 12 February 2002 11:54 pm, theVanguardian wrote:
> Hi,
> 	I have 2 general, possibly newbie questions:
>
> 1.	How do I allow a normal non-root user edit files (cp, mv, etc.)
> on a mounted filesystem?  (i.e. su to root, then mount /floppy, but now
> only root can add or delete files on /floppy)

chmod a+rwx /dev/fd0 /floppy 

I can't really recall if it's the mount point or the device that has to be 
world-writable, but  it should be harmless to give it to both unless you 
allow remote logins to your machine.


> 2.	I'm running GNOME as a normal non-root user, but for some
> reason, whenever I try to run an X app from the terminal window as root,
> I get the error "Connection to :0:0 refused by server, Client is not
> authorized to connect to server" or something to that affect. For

xhost +

from the account of whoever started up the X session.

> example, from the terminal window in GNOME (I'm in GNOME as a normal
>
> non-root user):
> > su
>
> Password:
> root# emacs
>
> Connection to :0:0 refused by server, etc., etc., etc.
>
> Usually, emacs will open up in a new window.  This error happens even if
> I try to run any program that requires X, whether I'm in a terminal
> window in GNOME or just from the text prompt outside of X.


>
> Please CC me as I'm not subscribed to the list.
>
> Thanks.
>
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