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Re: working minicom - gets stuck on initielizing modem

On Sun, Jul 05, 1998 at 04:45:44AM -0700, Micha Feigin wrote:
> I tried to set up minicom. But as a start it would only start up as
> root and then tell me that i shouldn't run it as root.
> Then it gets stuck on the line initielizing modem.
> The same modem works when i start it from win95

crw-rw----   1 root     dialout    4,  64 Jul  5 04:18 /dev/ttyS0
crw-r-----   1 root     dialout    4,  65 Jul  5 12:05 /dev/ttyS1
crw-rw----   1 root     dialout    4,  66 May 28  1997 /dev/ttyS2
crw-rw----   1 root     dialout    4,  67 May 28  1997 /dev/ttyS3

pppd has this NASTY tendancy to screw up the permissions on the modem.  It
changes them to 640 and often forgets to put it back.  poff should fix this
IMO but it doesn't at this time.

That'll fix the must be root to run it problem.  Why it doesn't initialize I
don't know.

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