[arch-general] coping with damaging updates
lisaev at umail.iu.edu
Thu Oct 27 12:24:13 EDT 2011
On (10/27/11 17:49), Mick wrote:
-~> Following yet another update that has disabled user control of USB
-~> sticks, cameras, etc. and blocked user from shutting down from the
-~> desktop (in my case xfce4), I am at the end of my tether.
-~> Is there some way to be fore-warned of these updates coming online and
-~> avoid them or be ready with clear info on how to repair the damage they
-~> are set to create.
OK, which update you are talking about?
Shutdown problems probably come from upower. Your user would loose control of
external devices only if you were in the storage/disk groups. Adding youself to
these groups was your mistake, since unless you understand what you are doing,
you should let console-kit do the permission granting. In fact, on a modern
linux system you only have to be a member of 1 group: users.
How do you start your desktop and do you have ck-launch-session running?
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