Do you mean ADB doesn't have permissions for /data/local, or that ADB doesn't have permission for the device itself? In other words, if you do "adb devices", do you see your phone?
Unless you have added your phone to UDEV, you probably don't have the proper permissions for ADB to access it. You can either add a new rule for the Incredible so that it's device node is created with appropriate permissions, or else simply start the ADB server as root (I.E. sudo adb start-server), and then drop down to your normal user account to use it.
Last edited by MS3FGX; 10-16-2011 at 06:13 PM.