Perhaps you can use sudo for your normal user and setup the sudoers file for only the 
privleges you want your normal users to have.

HTH,

Darryl

On Fri, Feb 06, 2004 at 11:30:38AM -0000, Edd Barrett 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.
> 
> Also is there any guides online that tell you how freebsd can be configured
> as a desktop machine?
> 
> Thanks
> vext01
> 
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