Jerry McAllister wrote:
On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 02:02:30PM -0800, Rem P Roberti wrote:
The output of uname -a: FreeBSD bsd.remdog.net 7.1-RELEASE FreeBSD
7.1-RELEASE #0: Thu Jan 1 14:37:25 UTC 2009
On Friday 16 January 2009 12:14:54 Rem P Roberti wrote:
This problem only happens on certain setups and we have been unable to
find out why it's happening. Skype should (and does) work as a normal user
and shouldn't require any permission changes.
I have just installed Skype and the only way that I can launch the
as root. I know that that is a permissions thing, but I can't figure
out how to
bring up the program as user, or if that is even possible.
Please post the output of any errors you're seeing and the output of uname
-a. Also, how are you starting skype? What linux_base are you running?
The only way that I can start Skype is via the command line as root. If
I try to launch
the program as user this results: /usr/local/bin/skype:
/usr/local/share/skype/skype: Permission denied
I am currently running linux_base-fc6-6_5 which I installed as per
I have never used skype, (might try one of these days) but
is it possible you have to set the Set-UID bit?
eg chmod 4755 /usr/local/bin/skype ??
That's a little nasty, but...
It was worth a shot, but nothing doing. What's interesting is that on
that had PC-BSD installed the program would play alright, but if you
closed down the
system and rebooted it would ask for root's password in order for Skype
to play. Something's
definitely weird here.
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