Serial Ports

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at
Sun Jun 17 02:04:24 UTC 2007

Karl Larsen wrote:
>> easiest (proper?) way to do this is add the user or users that need
>> access to the serial ports to the uucp group in /etc/group.  Next time
>> the user logs in they'll have access to the serial ports.
>> Jeff
>    Not quite Jeff. I am the user and it didn't work until I rebooted
> Windows upps Linux :-)
> Karl
You shouldn't have to reboot - just log out, and log back in. The
groups you belong to are checked when you log in, so adding you to a
group does not affect the current logged in secession. It is
possible to be logged in twice and belog to different groups in each


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