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Old 12-12-2004, 10:28 AM   #1
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Question Fedora/JPilot Symbolic Link and Chmod get reset on boot


I'm running Fedorea Core 3 and have jpilot install for sync with my Palm VII. I create a symbolic link to /dev/pilot and chmod the ttyS0 to 0666 and sync works fine. On reboot, the settings are lost. If I create the symbolic link and do the chmod as root, shouldn't the setting be perminant? What's going on here?

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Old 12-12-2004, 04:43 PM   #2
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Are you using devfs? If you are, this could be your problem. Check out the faq at this URL: http://www.atnf.csiro.au/people/rgoo...cs/devfs.html.
 
Old 12-13-2004, 09:34 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I'm not using devfs...at least I don't think so. I looked at the faq and I checked the /proc/filesystems and there was no entry for it.
 
Old 12-13-2004, 01:15 PM   #4
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Well, you're right - according to the faq, it should be listed under /proc/filesystems if you have support for it compiled in.

When you do `ps ax | grep devfsd` does it show that the daemon is running?

If you (as root) go to /usr/src/linux and do a `make menuconfig`, is "/dev filesystem support" selected under Filesystems -->Pseudo Filesystems?

When I have had this problem in the past, it has been because I have had devfs running. When I stopped using it (menuconfig will tell you that it is obsolete and has been replaced by udev), the problem stopped. I seem to recall, however, someone a while back who had a similar problem, but it was due to a security settings issue. I am sorry, but I don't recall his exact problem or how he fixed it.
 
  


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