/etc/security/console.perms line deletion !
I've just installed Unreal Tournament 2003 on my Linux Red Hat 9.0 PC. My graphics card is a Nvidia Geforce 4 Ti4200 (8*AGP).
All went well until I tried to run the game under a normal user, upon which I received this error message :
"Error: Could not open /dev/nvidiactl because the permissions
are too restrictive. Please see the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
section of /usr/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/README for steps
I consulted the doc, and found a reference to this error, and followed the instructions to hopefully remedy it.
I deleted the line beginning with <dri> , and reset the permissions (as stated in the doc) by using the commands :
chmod 0666 /dev/nvidia*
chown root /dev/nvidia*
Unfortunately, now when I try to login as a normal user, Linux does not recognise my login and password for my normal user account !
I was wondering if anyone could tell me what that line was, so I can replace it. I would then just play the game as root. I can't find a reference to the line I deleted anywhere, and I'd really like my normal user account login to work again !
The line I deleted was in :
It was the only line beginning with <dri>.
You can probably tell that I'm a Linux noob, so apologies if this is an easily fixed problem.
Thanks for your time, and any information you might have to help me.
Well, that'll teach me for posting before *really* looking at what I'm doing !
There ... was ... anoth ... errr .. line in the etc/security/console.perms file, right at the bottom, that had a reference to <dri>. I took the liberty of deleting that sucker too, and now I have my normal user account back !
Hooray ! Or something ...
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