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Linuxcare: Dear Lina: Left To My Own Devices

Apr 25, 2000, 20:17 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Dear Lina: My modem is connected to /dev/ttyS1. In order to dial out as a non-root user, I changed the permissions on /dev/ttyS1 to 0666. Every time I reboot, the permissions of /dev/ttyS1 are rolled back to 0600. I have to set the permissions again every time. This is a frustrating problem. How can I change the permissions of /dev/ttyS1 permanently? I am using Red Hat Linux.

"I'm sure this is very frustrating for you, dear! I booted up my old Red Hat Linux box to take a look for you...I found something that should solve your problem. The devices in /dev are created with the /dev/MAKEDEV script. Among other things, this script sets permissions on device nodes. Open /dev/MAKEDEV in your favorite text editor..."

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