Re: Minicom only works suid root -SOLVED
On 19 Sep 2001, Carel Fellinger wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 19, 2001 at 07:51:11AM +0100, Anthony Campbell wrote:
> > On 18 Sep 2001, Michael Heldebrant wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2001-09-18 at 10:59, Anthony Campbell wrote:
> > > > I have to have minicom setuid root, even though I have added myself to
> > > > the dialout group, which according to the man page should allow access
> > > > to serial port devices. Any suggestions for what's wrong?
> > >
> > > You need to add yourself to the dialout group as root and then relogin.
> > > That should solve your problem.
> > If you read my original post you will see I have already done this; in
> > fact, I've been added to the dialout group for a long time.
> The next logical step would be to check the device files for proper
> group ownership:
> $ ls -l /dev/ttyS0
> crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 4, 64 Jul 5 2000 /dev/ttyS0
> groetjes, carel
Sorry for a follow-up to my own message: after changing the permissions
and making *two* reboots minicom has now started working correctly. No
idea what happened here, but thanks anyway.
Anthony Campbell - running Debian GNU/Linux (Windows-free zone).
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