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Date:      Fri, 16 Jan 2009 14:02:30 -0800
From:      Rem P Roberti <remegius@comcast.net>
To:        Beech Rintoul <beech@freebsd.org>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: skype permissions
Message-ID:  <497103F6.3090701@comcast.net>
In-Reply-To: <200901161234.41120.beech@freebsd.org>
References:  <4970F8CE.4090307@comcast.net> <200901161234.41120.beech@freebsd.org>

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> On Friday 16 January 2009 12:14:54 Rem P Roberti wrote:
>   
>> I have just installed Skype and the only way that I can launch the
>> program is
>> as root.  I know that that is a permissions thing, but I can't figure
>> out how to
>> bring up the program as user, or if that is even possible.
>>
>> Rem
>>     
>
> This problem only happens on certain setups and we have been unable to find 
> out why it's happening. Skype should (and does) work as a normal user and 
> shouldn't require any permission changes.
>
> Please post the output of any errors you're seeing and the output of uname -a. 
> Also, how are you starting skype? What linux_base are you running?
>
> Beech
>
>   

The output of uname -a: FreeBSD bsd.remdog.net 7.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 
7.1-RELEASE #0: Thu Jan  1 14:37:25 UTC 2009     
root@logan.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  i386

The only way that I can start Skype is via the command line as root.  If 
I try to launch
the program as user this results: /usr/local/bin/skype: 
/usr/local/share/skype/skype: Permission denied

I am currently running linux_base-fc6-6_5 which I installed as per 
UPDATING 20080318.

Rem









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