[conspire] (forw) Re: Fwd: Gnome-shell very slow on boot

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Nov 26 15:28:24 PST 2012

Quoting Ruben Safir (ruben at mrbrklyn.com):

> On 11/26/2012 05:06 PM, Rick Moen wrote:
> >Quoting Ruben Safir (ruben at mrbrklyn.com):
> >
> >>Its not well integrated into udev (which is a moving target anyway).
> >I've gotten far in life by mostly ignoring udev, and wmaker doing
> >likewise strikes me as a fine idea.  E.g., if I want to load a device
> >driver for a block device, mount it, and name it, I will do so, and am
> >actively annoyed by some piece of software doing it for me.  (Your
> >Mileage May Differ, and Feel Free to Maintain Your Own Fork.[tm])
> The trouble is that I need to otherwise keep chmoding the /dev/cdrom
> and /dev/dvd device to play a dvd or a cd.  And then it reverts
> back.

No, you don't.

# useradd -G audio yourusername
# useradd -G cdrom yourusername

Substitute whatever group has desired rights to the relevant device on $YOUR_DISTRO.

> Yeah but..
> iwconfig doesn't work properly or with all the needed security
> protocols.  On a laptop, it is convientent to have access to
> wireless, but that is just an opinion.  Currently I'm using the
> nm-applet onto a wmaker docket called wmsystemtray.

I'd use a lower-level tool.  Apparently, this is a somewhat
distro-specific matter, covered somewhat here:
http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/Tools.html  (See
'Documentation and Errata' section, in particular.)

Disclaimer:  I am unsure whether that is still completely current, as I
just use iwconfig, etc., and it has so far done what I've needed.

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