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

Ruben de Groot mail25 at
Thu Apr 17 12:01:59 UTC 2008

On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 09:11:33AM -0500, Derek Ragona typed:
> 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....
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Steve
> 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.

A more convenient option is putting the user who starts whateven terminal 
program into the "dialers" group


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