Change Read and Write Permission

All Gurus once were Newbies
Forum rules
There are no such things as "stupid" questions. However if you think your question is a bit stupid, then this is the right place for you to post it. Please stick to easy to-the-point questions that you feel people can answer fast. For long and complicated questions prefer the other forums within the support section.
Before you post please read this

Change Read and Write Permission

Postby Colin on Sun May 04, 2008 9:49 am

I need read and write permission on /dev/vboxdrv could someone help me out here please!
Colin
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 23
Joined: Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:18 pm

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: Change Read and Write Permission

Postby Zwopper on Sun May 04, 2008 11:33 am

Colin wrote:I need read and write permission on /dev/vboxdrv could someone help me out here please!

Code: Select all
sudo chmod 777 -R /dev/vboxdrv

But I asume that you only need to add yourself to the vboxusr group, check under "user and groups" or whatever it might be called. (running a Swedish OS here, so I'm not quite sure!)
Image
My artwork at deviantART | My Tweet
CREA DIEM!
Lenovo E320 | 8GB | 512GB Samsung 840 PRO - SSD | Ubuntu 14.04
User avatar
Zwopper
Level 10
Level 10
 
Posts: 3101
Joined: Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:20 pm
Location: Deep in the Swedish woods

Re: Change Read and Write Permission

Postby newW2 on Sun May 04, 2008 12:27 pm

To add yourself as a user to the 'vboxusers' group.
Code: Select all
sudo usermod -a -G vboxusers YOUR_LOGIN_NAME
User avatar
newW2
Level 6
Level 6
 
Posts: 1081
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:24 am
Location: USA

Re: Change Read and Write Permission

Postby Zwopper on Sun May 04, 2008 12:34 pm

Thanx newW2 for clearing that out!
Image
My artwork at deviantART | My Tweet
CREA DIEM!
Lenovo E320 | 8GB | 512GB Samsung 840 PRO - SSD | Ubuntu 14.04
User avatar
Zwopper
Level 10
Level 10
 
Posts: 3101
Joined: Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:20 pm
Location: Deep in the Swedish woods


Return to Newbie Questions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot], linuxjoc and 22 guests