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Old 06-20-2005, 04:04 PM   #1
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: PEI, CANADA
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Question Gnome PPP permissions

I have Gnome PPP installed, but I am having some issues with permissions. If I try to dailup it fails and tells me that I do not have sufficient permissions.

So, I added myself to the dialout group. Then I went into the /dev directory and did a chown on both the /dev/modem symbolic link, and also to the correct character device for my modem, which is /dev/ttySHSF0. The owner and group for both of these was root and root, so I changed it to root and dialout.

This worked just fine, and I was able to use Gnome PPP.

Here is the problem: when I reboot my machine, those two entries that I changed to root and dialout, have been changed back to root and root again. Now I am back to square one!

Anyone know why this is happening? How can I keep /dev/modem and /dev/ttySHSF0 with the owner root and the group dialout?



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