Re: Strange 2.1.11 bug

Linus Torvalds (
Fri, 22 Nov 1996 18:20:20 +0200 (EET)

On Thu, 21 Nov 1996, Adam D. Bradley wrote:
> > Hi i just installed kernel 2.1.11 (upgrading from a 2.0.25).
> > I have my user in the group audio, and the device /dev/audio and
> > /dev/dsp
> > set to rw-rw-- root audio, if i type id it says that i am in the group
> > audio but if i try to do for example a cat in >/dev/audio it says
> > permission
> > denied. Same thing with floppy device. It was working well with 2.0.25.
> > Any hint ?
> This is the same group-permissions bug a few other people have mentioned.
> I saw one patch floating around, fixes someplace in the code that compares
> an egid with an euid :-P ...

Should be fixed in 2.1.12 (fingers crossed).

Oh, would somebody care to check out the new 1.06 Quake/i386 release? Does
it give comparable performance as the previous release? Do things actually
work? It's on, but I
hope somebody will mirror it. I haven't really had time to test it, and
I'm not going to take the time either as I'm still supposed to do my