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Ryan_D_1
Beginner
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can't open i965 driver unless root?

I have a Media Server Studio application on the golden CentOS distro, which runs fine if root user, but for user accounts you get a failure to open the i965 driver.  For sake of internal automation process, would prefer to not be root when running this app.  Have tried password-less sudo for a user account, but same error happens for the i965 driver.  Is there any workaround for this?

 

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Surbhi_M_Intel
Employee
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Hi Ryan, 

To use Media SDK, you need intel i915 driver, not i965 which you might be seeing when running applications with non-root permissions.
Solution : Please add the user to the video group -  $ usermod -a -G video [LOGIN]
Also, mentioned as a pre-requisite in the getting started guide as well. This should solve your issue. If that, doesn't help please send us the o/p of your application, when not using root privileges. 

Thanks,
Surbhi

Ryan_D_1
Beginner
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thanks, this solved it

 

Surbhi_M_Intel
Employee
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Great, closing the issue. Please open a new thread if you have any questions in future!

-Surbhi

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