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

Derek Ragona derek at
Tue Apr 15 14:09:54 UTC 2008

At 07:39 PM 4/14/2008, Steve Franks wrote:
>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....

You may want to try chown the device as well as chmod'ing it.  If this 
works you will likely need a script to reset these settings on reboot.  You 
can add a cron job under root to do this @reboot.


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