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Old 06-29-2005, 09:38 AM   #1
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usbport access as a non-root user

i am using linux fedora core 3.
I want to access to usb ports as a non-root.because i want to run a
hardware circuit.
i can run my hardware as a root but not as a non-root user.
so i have changed the permissions of /proc/bus/usb to 777.
then if i run my hardware as a non-root user it is working.But when i
re-start the System
whatever changes i did for /proc/bus/usb (777) will gon and they are
resetted to original,so now i cannot run my hardware.
so what shall i do to make changes of /proc/bus/usb to 777 permanently.
how can a non-root user can access usb ports.

Thanks in advance
Old 06-29-2005, 10:13 AM   #2
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this is a great tutorial on what you want to do.

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Old 06-29-2005, 12:42 PM   #3
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any changes made to the /proc directory(permission changes) will change automatically since it is necessary for system function. i dont think it could be set up there permanently.
Old 07-05-2005, 07:10 PM   #4
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look at the options in fstab. the usb filesystem is probably only setup to be mounted by root.


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