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Lisa
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« on: April 02, 2009, 00:21:14 AM »

Hi all,

I noticed this when I first installed Pardus several months back, and decided to leave it alone, but, after recently getting a migration.log file, I thought I'd go ahead and remove "disk" from users groups.  Let me know if I should just leave the settings as they are. But, if I did want to untick on of the selections, I cannot click on "apply.  I'm sure it needs root privileges, but it doesn't pop up a window asking for one. 

So, Tasma>System>User Manager> highlight user ID which is 1000 for my user>Edit>Groups and try to untick "disk", which I can, but then cannot "apply" as apply is grayed out.  Curious why I cannot change any of these. 

My settings is login user has administrative privileges. 

Regards, Lisa Marie

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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2009, 19:27:12 PM »

Why do you need to stop being a member of the disk group ?
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2009, 21:19:25 PM »

Hi PhiX,

I was a bit worried, especially after I received that migration.log file without knowing how it got there, though now I'm somewhat certain it happened after I ran a command line from reading a thread on mounting cdrom drives.  And probably from reading too many threads at another forum where people had to add "disk" to users "additional groups" as a workaround for disk reading problems, and that it is not a good idea, as a user could mess up stuff with this access to the hard drive.  But the same thing happens if I tick one of the unticked  entries to add to my user, I cannot click "apply". 

The only thing I can think of though for "apply" not being able to be clicked on is that this should require root password to alter, but User Manager doesn't ask for this.   I also had this same situation when I first had installed Pardus with user not having administrative privileges.  I wanted to add "give administrative privileges to this user", but it was already ticked and "apply" was not accessible.  Sorry for not explaining this very well. 

Lisa Marie
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2009, 23:09:42 PM »

It is normal that you (your username) belong to the disk group.
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2009, 01:27:25 AM »

Thank you!

Yes, I am in mint-ubuntu hybrid right now and checked what all user has listed, and disk is included.  The other forum I was referring to was open suse as many people were having to add "disk" to user groups because of a cdrom permissions bug, and some threads recommend adding your user to the "cdrom" and/or "disk" group. As one person stated, " The disk group gives raw access to all hard drives, so do be careful!"  The bug was later fixed by  a patch.
I see that different os's set up user management differently.  Ups,  I was comparing apples with oranges.   Wink

Thanks for the feedback!
Regards, Lisa Marie

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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2009, 18:59:15 PM »

Ups,  I was comparing apples with oranges. 

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