283 reputation
312
bio website
location
age
visits member for 2 years
seen May 25 at 17:21

My interests go from Java programming, through website construction and design, photos, music, financial trading, environmental defence, Open Source projects, networking, operating systems like linux (Debian/Ubuntu) and Macs and hardware.


1d
awarded  Yearling
May
25
comment How to rip DVD's in high quality
I had problems getting dvdrip to do any ripping. acidrip ripped but the quality was terrible, no doubt because i used default settings since i don't know what half the settings are about. handbrake wouldn't install initially because it's repository has no directory for saucy, but following the instructions here ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2013/10/… got me going and it worked great first time.
May
10
awarded  Notable Question
May
7
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
19
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
16
comment USB drive auto-mounted by user but gets write permissions for root only
Fantastic. I didn't think of trying that because I just assumed the file permissions on /media/adam/WDPassport2T were set by the mount process, i.e. I didn't realise the actual USB drive (or its allocated mount point) would obtain and keep permissions. So there would be similar issues with permissions / ownership if I plugged the disk into another box?
Jan
16
accepted USB drive auto-mounted by user but gets write permissions for root only
Jan
16
comment USB drive auto-mounted by user but gets write permissions for root only
@hash it's ext4. what do you suspect?
Jan
16
comment USB drive auto-mounted by user but gets write permissions for root only
adam@gondor:~$ ls -l /media/adam/WDPassport2T total 20 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jan 15 16:57 backuppc drwx------ 2 root root 16384 Jan 15 15:37 lost+found
Jan
16
comment USB drive auto-mounted by user but gets write permissions for root only
adam@gondor:~$ ls -ld /media/adam/WDPassport2T drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Jan 15 16:57 /media/adam/WDPassport2T
Jan
16
revised USB drive auto-mounted by user but gets write permissions for root only
adding more info about what i've tried that has failed - 2
Jan
16
comment USB devices and Flash disks mount as root instead of the user
didn't work for me. My user is in both plugdev and fuse yet the usb drive still mounts without write permission for the user. "USB drive auto-mounted by user but gets write permissions for root only" is my almost duplicate question. This is 13.04
Jan
16
revised USB drive auto-mounted by user but gets write permissions for root only
adding more info about what i've tried that has failed
Jan
16
revised USB drive auto-mounted by user but gets write permissions for root only
tried to make title clearer so situtation is obvious
Jan
16
comment USB drive auto-mounted by user but gets write permissions for root only
@wilf just in case this trips anything in your mind, gvfs-mount -d /dev/sdb1 mounts it just like nautilus on the GUI, i.e. with root write permissions only. udisks --mount /dev/sdb1 mounts it too but in the wrong place (without the user name directory under /media), also with root write permissions only.
Jan
16
revised USB drive auto-mounted by user but gets write permissions for root only
added gvfs tag, gnome-disks info
Jan
16
revised USB drive auto-mounted by user but gets write permissions for root only
added gvfs tag
Jan
15
comment USB drive auto-mounted by user but gets write permissions for root only
so gvfs does have something to do with it. i am currently mounting and unmounting the drive graphically via nautilus, but i actually want it to be done automatically on attachment so that the backupdb process can use the drive. occurs to me that this is another problem even if i get the write permissions sorted.
Jan
15
revised USB drive auto-mounted by user but gets write permissions for root only
added 58 characters in body
Jan
15
comment USB drive auto-mounted by user but gets write permissions for root only
@wilf actually it's the second mtab entry that has user=adam, not the USB drive. I don't know what that gvfsd-fuse stuff is. Probably irrelevant but I am puzzled why one entry has it, but not the usb drive.