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Old 04-21-2005, 03:15 PM   #1
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Palm device difficulties

I have a Palm device that I have been syncing without too much hassle to Evolution (FC3).

The difficulty is that each time I reboot, I have to give read/write access to non root for ttyS0 (done through nautilus as I don't know the command line yet), then regenerate the link to the pilot (ln -s /dev/ttyS0 /dev/pilot) and restart the pilot daemon.

Is there any way that I can set this up so I don't have to go through these steps each time?

Old 04-21-2005, 04:24 PM   #2
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I assume you're using udev, so go to /etc/udev/permissions.d and create a rule that says ttyS0 should be universally read-write-able. And then /etc/udev/rules.d and add a rule that says ttyS0 should be symlinked to pilot - you should be able to work out how this works from the existing config files.

Incidentally, the command from the CLI to change the permissions is "chmod 666 ttyS0"

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Old 04-22-2005, 10:25 AM   #3
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Great! Thanks oneandone...

I changed 50-udev.permissions to now read:

# serial+dialup devices
ttyS*:root:uucp:0666        <==== CHANGED
tts/[0-9]*:root:uucp:0666  <==== CHANGED
I wasn't sure which one change, so did both to be sure

I also set gpilotd to look to /dev/ttyS0 instead of /dev/pilot, as it will always be going in the only serial port I have.

Thanks for the help!


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