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Re: fedora-list Digest, Vol 4, Issue 287

On Fri, Jun 18, 2004 at 09:05:32AM -0300, Ben Steeves wrote:

> That's not quite correct -- the Palm will always use the same USB
> channel, but which channel you need to point to (ttyUSB0 or ttyUSB1)
> depends on the OS of the device you're using.  For example, on my m505,
> it was ttyUSB1, but on my T|T and T|T3,  it's ttyUSB0.
> The easiest way to see if everything is working is to kill gnome-pilot
> (do a "ps auwx | grep gpil" and kill whatever tasks return, then do the
> following:
> 1. type "pilot-xfer -p /dev/ttyUSB0 -l" into a shell, but *don't* press
> return
> 2. hit the HotSync button on your handheld
> 3. press return
> If the contents of your handheld are listed, you've made a good
> connection.
> One thing to watch out for is that you've done a "chmod 0666 /dev/ttyUSB
> [01]"... otherwise the permissions won't let you sync as a regular user.

I prefer to add my username to the uucp group. That allows me to use
all the /dev/tty* devices without having to change any permissions.
That is why, in fact, the tty devices have a group ownership of uucp.

As root:

# usermod -G uucp <username>

In general, I don't recommend that people change the permisisons of
files and devices on their system unless they really need to. In most
cases, a cleaner solution exists.

Anand Buddhdev
Celtel International

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