cutecom requires sudo to work, but minicom works without - permissions?

Steve Franks stevefranks at
Tue Apr 15 00:39:46 UTC 2008

I have two terminal programs - cutecom and minicom, both built from
ports with no tweaks.   Minicom will fire up and hit the serial port
just fine, but cutecom can't open it except with sudo.  I tried
tweaking devfs.conf (as well as a straight chmod on /dev/cuad0), and
it doesn't seem to rectify the problem.  I've also got several linux
ports that hit usb devices via libusb that won't connect without sudo
- obviously, I'd like not to have to run user-type apps with sudo on
my system....


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