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Re: /dev/tty perms for xlinks2

Kent West wrote:
Michael Pobega wrote:
On Mon, Mar 26, 2007 at 02:15:21PM -0500, Kent West wrote:
A few days ago xlinks2 was mentioned on this list and I decided to give it a try.

When I try to run it from within X as a normal user, no problem.

When I try to run it outside of X as root, no problem.

When I try to run it outside of X as a normal user, I get an error about opening /dev/tty0 because of permission issues.

westk@canuhold:~$ ls -l /dev/tty0
crw-rw---- 1 root root 4, 0 2007-03-07 10:04 /dev/tty0

I could change the group to "tty" or something and then add my normal user into that group, but is there perhaps a better/safer/more-canonical way?

Kind of an OT question sorry, but how can you run xlinks2 outside of
X? I thought that TTY terminal sessions didn't support images?
It uses the fbdev device; pretty sweet. And fast! Of course, it has some limitations ....

Try 'links2 -g'. Since I've never used xlinks2, I can't say wether they're the same thing.

Worth a shot, though!


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