problem with permissions of usb key

Tom Holroyd tomh at
Tue Feb 19 15:52:34 UTC 2008

I see, thanks. So I need to grab them and start talking on the link to
keep it alive. I see a bunch of /dev/usbdevN.M_ep[08][01] files. N
depends on the socket, I think, and M increments, so it's a bit
unpredictable. The files are owned by root, and nothing seems to start
up to take care of them. Who would normally do that? Also I see like 5
of those files, and no clue which one to use. It used to be,
that /dev/ttyUSB[01] was created, and the one to use was 0. I would just
run pilot-xfer at the appropriate moment. I could still do that, if the
files were owned by me. It seems like I could change the files
in /etc/udev, but they all say not to change them!

On Tue, 2008-02-19 at 09:28 -0600, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> Tom Holroyd wrote:
> > 
> > I can see my handheld's USB devices appearing, and then disappearing,
> > when I hotsync. Why do they disappear ...
> > 
> The reason they disappear is that the handheld turns the USB 
> interface on when you hit the sync button, and turns it off after it 
> is done. To the kernel, there is no difference between turning off 
> the USB interface, and unplugging the cable. (The same thing happens 
> in Windows.)
> Mikkel
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