works great! (i made it work by "chmod 666...," but i wasn't sure if security
would be compromised. the "adduser bt dialout" turned out to be the better/best
solution (so i could keep the old permissions--660).)
scott, excellent info.
(potato on 2.2.16)
> Date: Mon, 04 Sep 2000 08:01:38 -0600
> From: cls-colo spgs <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: debs <email@example.com>
> Subject: gphoto--/dev/ttyS?
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> in trying to config gphoto, i get, " the user doesn't
> have read or write access to the selected serial
> device. please check the permissions..."
> i know that my modem is on /dev/ttyS2, to which i have
> access as a non-root user; so, the "permissions" for
> that shouldn't be a problem. the permissions for
> /dev/ttyS0, S1, & S3 are the same as my modem (on
> $ ls -l /dev/ttyS*
> crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 4, 64 Sep 2 19:23
> crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 4, 65 Aug 19 09:28
> crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 4, 66 Sep 3 19:47
> crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 4, 67 Feb 22 1999
> ...suggestions on clearing up the error message?
> ia, t.
> bentley taylor.
> Here's a couple things to try...
> 1. Assuming you have root access, run gphoto as root. Try connecting to the
> camera this way. If successful, you know it's permission problems. If you can't
> connect, check the conenction, port, etc. Once root can conncet to the camera,
> proceed onto step 2.
> 2. To keep a secure system, as root type "adduser <username> dialout" (don't
> simply chmod 666 "/dev/ttyS2"). This will allow <username> to access the serial
> ports. Now, <username> must log out and back in to actually activate the new
> group permissions! At this point you should be able to access the serial port.
> It worked for me:) Let me know if you still have problems.
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