On Fri, 6 Feb 2004 11:30:38 -0000
"Edd Barrett" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> probably wrote:

> Hi all,
> I have been using freebsd for my web/database/music server for a while and
> it has performed flawlessly. good good! However recently I installed freebsd
> on my desktop too. I can do the things I want to, it just seems that i need
> to be root to do a lot of things. If I didnt have root, I would be screwed.
> One point I find annoying is that I cant workout how a normal user can
> unmount a fs. I have created ~/cdrom and put an fstab entry in for it. The
> device is /dev/acd0 (777 for now). vfs.usermount=1. I can mount the share,
> but not unmount it. For now I have chmod +s /sbin/umount. This is bad and i
> wouldnt appreciate a normal user unmounting my hard disks. What is the
> proper way?? My version is 5.2-release.

Use sudo. /usr/ports/security/sudo. Or super. Location same.

> Also is there any guides online that tell you how freebsd can be configured
> as a desktop machine?

/usr/ports/misc/instant-workstation :)

Just kidding. It's going to be *your* PC - find out what you like and
install what you like. I don't think anyone can recommend you anything
- unless you know someone who knows you better than you yourself.

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Take everything in stride.  Trample anyone who gets in your way.

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