cutecom requires sudo to work,
but minicom works without - permissions?
Ruben de Groot
mail25 at bzerk.org
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....
> 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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