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Re: modem user

On Mon, 1 Mar 1999, Fethi A. Okyar wrote:

> I spent a couple hours for the configuration, and figuring
> which jumper switches to use, my modem is using ttyS3. By 
> the way does anybody think it would be easier to use the 
> PnP mode, rather than hardwiring to COM3,IRQ4 ?
> The problem I'm having right now, is I can only run programs
> such as minicom or seyon, when I have root privilages ! 
> I tried creating a symbolic link to /dev/ttyS3, called it
> /dev/modem, and even when I used this ordinary users still
> cannot access the modem. 
> Help will greatly be appreciated !

Sounds like you just aren't in the group that can access the /dev/ttyS*
files.  Try running, as root, "adduser USERNAME dialout" (subsitute the
user's actual username in for USERNAME, of course).  That should give that
user access to the serial ports.

If you want the user to be able to start ppp, also do
"adduser USERNAME dip".

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