[arch-dev-public] make nvram world-readable?
damir.perisa at solnet.ch
Sat Aug 18 05:24:15 EDT 2007
i'd like to change the nvram device permissions rule in udev.rules we
at the moment the line in /etc/udev/rules.d/udev.rules is the
KERNEL=="nvram", NAME="misc/%k", SYMLINK+="%k"
what leads to
[damir at Apollon dev]$ ls -la /dev/misc/nvram
crw-rw---- 1 root root 10, 144 2007-08-17 18:40 /dev/misc/nvram
being not accessible otherwise than root.
and i want to change it to
KERNEL=="nvram", NAME="misc/%k", SYMLINK+="%k" MODE="0666"
so that any app or user can read nvram. this is needed by some tools
for some hardware (e.g. thinkpads and buttons).
alternatively i would allow only group to read it and have a group
what do you think?
i know that everybody having a thinkpad is changing permissions to
nvram device on arch boxes the one or other way... lets settle this
the right way at the root ;)
thanx + have a nice weekend,
(from the new laptop - almost running as i want it *smile*)
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