Template:VIDEO CARDS/Permissions

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Use this template to show instructions for X.Org video drivers (intel, radeon, nouveau, etc.). Additional also nvidia-drivers is supported.

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unnamed (set to nvidia) (optional)
Show instructions for nvidia-drivers.

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Wiki code {{VIDEO_CARDS/Permissions}}

Main version

If the acl USE flag is enabled globally and ConsoleKit is being used (default for desktop profiles) permissions to video cards will be handled automatically. It is possible to check the permissions using getfacl:

user $getfacl /dev/dri/card0 | grep larry
user:larry:rw-

A broader solution is to add the user(s) needing access the video card to the video group:

root #gpasswd -a larry video

Note that users will be able to run X without permission to the DRI subsystem, but acceleration will be disabled.

Sandbox version
Parameter: unnamed
Wiki code {{VIDEO_CARDS/Permissions|nvidia}}

Main version

The user(s) needing to access the video card will need to be added to the video group:

root #gpasswd -a larry video

Note that users will be able to run X without permission to the DRI subsystem, but acceleration will be disabled.

Sandbox version

See also

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